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Jeremiah Nazarkewycz
The play is set up as a football game, including a pregame show. While the play doesn't start until 7:45, the doors open at 7:30, which is also when the pregame show starts. To be part of the whole experience of the play, I suggest arriving in time to walk through those doors at precisely 7:30.
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Easy access to a restaurant across the street, and lots of options 5 minutes away.
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3.6 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 29 2010

I did not care for the direction. The situation and the characters were not really believable, and there was a considerable amount of "over-acting".
Sorry.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 05 2010

The play was a bit long, and totally overly-theatrical. The characters weren't believable at all. The venue is great; I go to Olney Theater a lot, and typically, while not Broadway quality, usually very enjoyable. I couldn't wait for this show...continued

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2 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

Acting of Tom and Beth over the top, sets were excellent and the scene with the two wives and scene with two husbands were excellent. Seats were very good. Enjoyable afternoon.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Splendid. Extremely smart… wry and keenly observed.” —_The New York Times _

Description

Directed by Jim Petosa

Olney Theatre Center has been the producer or co-producer of all of Margulies’ professional area premieres (Collected Stories, Sight Unseen, Brooklyn Boy), and is thrilled to bring this piece, one of his best, to its stage.

Dinner With Friends was adapted into a TV movie starring Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell in 2001.

About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre Center

Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.

An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.

In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.