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Drake Faculty Presents Reading of ‘Dinner With Friends’

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Four Drake University faculty members will present a reading of Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Dinner with Friends” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and 2 p.m.  Sunday, Dec. 17, on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave. The event is free and open to the pubic.

“Dinner with Friends” is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples that have been extremely close for dozens of years. The play keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple’s breakup can have an equally devastating effect on another’s stability. This play contains adult subject matter.

The cast consists of Tony Humrichouser as Gabe; Ann Cravero as Karen; Deena Conley as Beth and Michael Rothmayer as Tom. Cravero is assistant professor of music. Humrichouser, Conley and Rothmayer are assistant professors of theatre arts.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Margulies garnered numerous rave reviews for “Dinner with Friends.” The Wall Street Journal’s Debra Jo Immergut wrote, “Donald Margulies has drawn one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory.” The New York Times Review described the drama as “a play for our time.”