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Pulitzer Prize-winning "Dinner With Friends" Opens February 25th

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Pulitzer Prize-winning "Dinner With Friends" Opens February 25th

Feb 5 2011
Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach's longest residing professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 11th anniversary season with Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Dinner with Friends" on Friday, February 25th (8PM) at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). Special priced preview performances are slated for February 23rd & 24th (8PM) and the production will play through April 17th. "Dinner with Friends," a candid bittersweet play, examines two married couples, who have been close friends for years, and what happens when one marriage falls apart. When Beth reveals to her good friends that she and her husband, Tom, are divorcing due to infidelity, Gabe and Karen feel pressured to pick sides, but soon begin to question the solidity of their apparent happy marriage. Dramaworks' Resident Director, J. Barry Lewis will direct the production featuring Jim Ballard, Eric Martin Brown, Erin Joy Schmidt, and Sarah Grace Wilson. The play will feature scenery designed by Vince Mountain, costumes designed by Brian O'Keefe, lights designed by Joseph P. Oshry and sound designed by Tom Shorrock. Donald Margulies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright who is widely recognized for his work. In addition to his Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Mr. Margulies is also the recipient of a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics' Circle Award, and two OBIE Awards, among others. His notable work includes Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Collected Stories, and God of Vengeance. Mr. Margulies is currently an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University. The Palm Beach Dramaworks season will conclude with "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh (May 6th - June 19th).