In Falls Church at The James Lee Community Center Theater – Last Two Performances
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Tickets will be available at the door. BUT! Order Your Tickets Today for the Best Seat Selection for This Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama!
“…the Providence Players of Fairfax are serving up some refreshingly meaty artistry in Dinner With Friends, a 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Donald Margulies. [Director Tina] Thronson squeezes every drop of realism from Margulies’ yummy script…” From DCMetroTheaterArts
“Donald Margulies has a gift for writing realistic dialogue. His Dinner with Friends feels like one is eavesdropping on two actual couples. [Director] Thronson has assembled a quartet of appealing actors who bring animation and intensity to their roles and are especially adept at portraying the chemistry and history of each of their relationships… Thronson makes excellent use of the environment, moving her actors around the stage in a wholly authentic way….[capitalizing on] de Alba’s settings..each one detailed and realistic… kitchens and bedrooms perfectly decorated by Kaplan & Winfield, and Gertzog’s lighting design [which] transports the audience with careful, individualized choices for each setting. Margulies’ play requires quiet, real-life exchanges, with the humor coming from the familiar and from the details of the characters [and] The Providence Players of Fairfax has produced an enjoyable version of Dinner with Friends” [From showbizradio.net]
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Full of humor, warmth, and wisdom, this 2000 Pulitzer Prize winning drama is a funny yet bittersweet look at the marriages of two couples who have been friends for years and the impact on both couples when one of those marriages goes sour. Margulies’ elegant, breezy and witty dialog nourishes the audience as do his poignant insights which are deeply affecting. The New York Times called this multi-award winning work “A play for our time.” Dinner with Friends is not for young audiences. It contains mature themes and language.
Written By Donald Margulies
Directed By Tina Hodge Thronson
The Laramie Project, Steel Magnolias, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Came To Dinner (8 WATCH Nominations-3 WATCH Awards) , Born Yesterday
Featuring an Outstanding Cast of PPF Veterans and One Delightful Newcomer
Beth: Jayne L. Victor Moon Over Buffalo, All My Sons (WATCH Nomination, Lead Actress) Big Tree Falls, The Shadow Box
Karen: Melissa Dunlap Making her Providence Players Debut!
Gabe: David P. Whitehead The Good Doctor, The Man Who Came To Dinner (WATCH Nomination, Featured Actor) Christmas Carol, Witness for the Prosecution, The Time of Your Life, All My Sons, It’s A Wonderful Life
Tom: Michael Donahue All My Sons, Big Tree Falls, Sleuth, You Can’t Take It With You
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
(Ten Performances, Three Weekends, Two Thursday Evenings and Two Sunday Matinees to chose from)
Thurs-Fri-Sat Evening @ 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20
At the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church VA.
Tickets are $18 for Adults $15 for Students and Seniors (62+) and Can Be Purchased Online Here: www.providenceplayers.org
Phone: 703-425-6782 (Leave Message)