Dinner with Friends


by Donald Margulies

Synopsis:
Fishy Productions first produced Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize winning play with the Darlinghurst Theatre. After a sell-out season the Darlinghurst Theatre Co invited Fishy Productions back for a second successful season.

Dinner with Friends follows the lives of two married couples who have been friends for years. Karen and Gabe are food journalists who seem to have the perfect life and marriage. When Beth tells them her husband Tom is leaving her for another woman their relationships are fundamentally changed forever. Karen and Gabe struggle to find a ways to stay friends with Tom and Beth while they question the foundation of their own marriage. Full of humour and depth, the play examines modern relationships. As one couple take the seemingly easy decision to divorce, the other couple clings to their marriage as a source of strength.

 

Directed by: Kim Hardwick
Design: Mark Thompson
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane
Photography: Cameron Baird
Graphic Design: Sensory Creative
2006 cast included: Antony Grgas, Rebecca Rocheford Davies, Rachel Terry and Blair Venn
2007 cast included: Antony Grgas, Rebecca Rocheford Davies, Rachel Terry and David Terry


“With this well-acted, seamless play, Fishy Productions have raised some polarizing questions worth chewing over at your next dinner party.”

- Sydney Stage Online

“This performance of Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer-prize winning play is… well directed and well-acted… tremendous stage presence evoking empathy and fascination… a real pleasure to watch.”

- Vibewire

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