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The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Dinner with Friends, is coming to L.A. starting April 4 at the Zephyr Theatre

By Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 04/1/2024 – Adriano Aragon/Foursome Productions and Peter Allas, in association with Michael Donovan, are pleased to present the 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies. Peter Allas (The Odyssey Theatre’s God of Carnage, Off-Broadway’s Danny & The Deep Blue Sea) directs this humorous drama on its first Los Angeles equity revival since its 2000 Los Angeles premiere starting April 4 through April 28, 2024, at the Zephyr Theatre.

Dinner with Friends tells the story about two married couples who have been best friends for years and their relationship with each other and time.

Director and Producer, Peter Allas, explains that “this play is a reflection of what all couples go through and whether they are willing to examine — or not — marriage, friendship, commitment, or even betrayal in any form, and deal with the possibility of loneliness when it is always evolving.”

Dinner with Friends features Jack Esformes (The Odyssey Theatre’s God of Carnage, NBC’s “Chicago Med”) as Gabe, Marieh Delfino (The Odyssey Theatre’s God of Carnage, NBC’s “All About Us”) as Karen, Leith Burke (Broadway’s Judgement at Nuremberg, Emmy-nominee for Netflix’s “Eastsiders”) as Tom, and Amy Motta (The Ruskin Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, FOX’s “9-1-1: Lone Star”) as Beth. Understudies include Chala Savino for Beth/Karen and Rick Segall for Gabe/Tom.

In addition to Allas, the creative team for DINNER WITH FRIENDS includes assistant director and production stage manager Tanya Ruth, scenic designer Brad Bentz, costume designer Mylette Nora, lighting and sound designer Matt Richter, prop designer and production assistant Chris King Wong, casting is by Michael Donovan Casting – Michael Donovan, CSA and Richard Ferris, CSA, and stage manager Angelica Estevez.

“It is truly a pleasure to work once again with the talented Peter Allas, especially on a script that is as well-written as this one,” shared Producer Michael Donovan. “The story is universal, and audiences will recognize the characters’ struggles from their own relationships.”

DINNER WITH FRIENDS runs from April 4 – 28, 2024, with the opening on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. Performances are held at Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles. The schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for previews; $35 – $45 for regular performances and are available online at www.OnStage411.com/Friends or by phone at (323) 965-9996.

LINK FOR TICKETS: www.OnStage411.com/Friends