SEASON FOUR, 2019
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Donald Marguiles
Directed by Nicholas Opolski
8 to 23 Nov 2019
Evenings at 8pm, Matinees at 2:15pm
Karen and Gabe are two professional food writers in Connecticut. Beth and Tom have been their best friends since college days. They spend weekends together in Martha’s Vineyard, they dine together, they share their lives and see themselves growing older together. Our closest friends become our family, and on this we can build our lives. So when Beth one day turns up to dinner alone, announcing that Tom has left her, all four people are forced to re-examine just what those years were really about, and what holds us up when the ground has shifted. A bittersweet comedy that examines friendship and loyalty, Dinner With Friends won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000.
CHARACTERS (2M, 2F)
All characters are roughly 35-45, of any ethnicity. U.S. accents required.
KAREN – Loving, loyal, with a strong moral compass and sense of self.
GABE – Compliant and easy-going. His conflicting loyalties create deep inner tension.
BETH – Spirited and lively in flashback scenes, highly emotional in the present.
TOM – Likeable and funny, caring.
Auditions by appointment only
Sunday 25 August at BTC theatre from 7pm. Further dates if required.
Any enquiries and to book an audition time please contact the Director, Nicholas Opolski, by email on email@example.com
Information for prospective auditionees:
It is highly desirable that anyone wishing to audition should know the play well enough to be able to describe the “story”.
The play will rehearse Tues/Thurs evenings, Sunday afternoons from mid September.
Actors need to be able to commit unconditionally not only for an entire performance season but also for all scheduled rehearsals at which their attendance is required.