February 18 - March 5, 2011 in the Evjue Theatre

By Donald Margulies

Directed by Michael O'Rourke


Full of humor, warmth, insight and wisdom, Dinner with Friends is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for years, and the impact felt by both couples when one relationship goes sour.

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 them up.  While having dinner at Gabe's and Karen's home one night, Beth tearfully reveals Tom has been unfaithful.  As Beth and Tom's marriage unravels, Gabe and Karen are forced to reexamine their friendships and their own marriage.


Premiered in 1998 and opened Off Broadway in November 1999.  Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Outer Critics Circle Award.  The play was adapted for a television movie starring Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear, and Toni Collette.


  • Friday, February 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, February 25 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 27 at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm


Tickets for Dinner with Friends are $15.  This show is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets go on sale in the theater lobby one hour before each performance. 

Purchase tickets in advance securely onlinePlease note: Online ticket sales end 24 hours prior to each show.  After that, tickets are only available at the door starting one hour before the performance.

There are no refunds or exchanges.


Cast members for DINNER WITH FRIENDS are Liz Angle, Julie Jarvis, Matt Korda, and Dale Ripley.


Verbal and emotional shrapnel flies in all directions in Donald Margulies' excellent 1999 play, "Dinner with Friends," presented by Madison Theatre Guild in the Bartell Theatre through March 5.


- Lindsay Christians, 77 Square/Cap Times: MTG's "Dinner with Friends" does domestic drama