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Piccolo Theatre
600 Main Street Evanston, IL 60202
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Snacks allowed, but not for purchase, so bring your own.
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Parking is relatively easy to find - even on a Saturday night, but the box office/entrance to the theater can be a's on top of the stairs in the actual train station! Otherwise, a very nice real "piccolo" and intimate but perfectly adequate theater, perfect even for this particular play!
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"Dinner With Friends"
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*Play Synopsis:

*Gabe and Karen, a happily married middle-aged couple, have been friends with Tom and Beth, another married couple, for many years. In fact, it was Gabe and Karen who fixed up their friends in the first place. While having dinner at Gabe and Karen’s home, Beth tearfully reveals that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful. 

Tom, who had been away on business, finds out that Beth has told their friends about the looming divorce, and hastens to Gabe and Karen’s home. Tom and Beth had planned to tell their friends about their breakup together, but Tom now believes that Beth has unfairly presented herself as the wronged party, and feels he must present his own side of the story. 

Over the course of the play, we see both couples at different ages and stages of their lives, and 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. They also begin to see the real meaning behind their friendships with Tom and Beth.