Pulitzer-Winning Comedy Dinner With Friends at Piccolo Theatre
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This whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic follows four young lovers into the forest on a midsummer's night as they become the unwitting victims in a lover's quarrel between the king and queen of fairies. When a hapless troupe of local actors rehearsing a play in the forest also gets caught up in the madness, the comical snarl of spells seems impossible to sort out. But with fairies and sprites all around, it just takes a little more magic and, as Puck puts it, "all is mended." Reality and illusion become wildly confused in this time-honored comedic charade that reveals the lengths people will go to for love. Learn More
It is easy to park anywhere on Main Street at night. There is street parking, which is free anytime after 6. Just park anywhere near the tracks and you'll be good. Go up the Metra (not CTA) tracks, and go in the south-most set of doors in the train station to enter the theater.travel • Jun 24 2013 star this tip starred
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Very interesting play. The actors exceeded their experience as indicated in the Playbill. The theater itself is a little small and you do hear the trains, but I would recommend this play and this cast if you want to see a good play at a good value.
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.
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