Venue Details

440 Star Starred
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-9801
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Member Tips

Parking is FREE and right next to the theatre.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Robin Lovan
Definitely not like the Ahmonson, dressy casual okay.
info Jun 07 2010 star this tip starred
Robin Lovan
IHOP in same mall, otherwise drive restaurant on Imperial, or farther north on La Mirada Blvd.
info Jun 07 2010 star this tip starred
Dave Bhasin
Besides IHOP, there is a Wendy, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
info Jun 07 2010 star this tip starred
Just so you know - The play contains adult content and language.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Claire N.
You can drive through neighboring store parking to reach their lot.
info Jun 18 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

27 ratings
4.2 average rating
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12 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

La Mirada Performing Arts is always a good bet for a performance. This play is funny yet thought provoking. Guaranteed to keep the conversation going on the way home. ... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 12 2010

The play was very good. La Mirada is a nice venue with a very cozy lobby for waiting in before the show. Be aware that it is definitely a senior crowd- with mostly... continued

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376 events
171 reviews
58 stars
attended Jun 06 2010

Well staged, well performed production. Worth an evening out.

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Website

http://www.lamiradatheatre.com/DinnerWithFriends.htm

Description

Playwright Donald Margulies has been quoted as calling his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends, “a rueful comedy.” The story is not just a thoughtful study on divorce, but a turbulent meditation on the minefield of middle age. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends with married couple Tom and Beth for many years. While having dinner at Gabe and Karen’s home one night, Beth tearfully reveals that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful.

The unfolding story is not the divorce, but the shockwaves it causes in its wake. Over the course of the play, we witness the effects of Tom and Beth’s breakup on Gabe and Karen, who first feel compelled to choose sides, and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage.

The play exposes the same, universal insecurities that people face every time there are shattering changes in their lives. Margulies’ characters are real. They are normal. They are family, friends, and the people next door. They are people facing their fears.