Dinner With Friends is a rueful comedy about friendship in the age of divorce. It tells the story of two forty-something couples whose relationships are fractured when one announces their divorce.
Dinner With Friends had its world premiere in 1998 as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. A revised version was produced at South Coast Rep in October 1998. It began preview's at New York's Variety Arts Theater on Friday, October 22, 1999, and opened on Thursday, November 4, 1999. The play recently won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics' Circle Award for Off-Broadway Play and is nominated for this season's Drama League and Drama Desk Awards.
(from Barlow/Hartman Public Relations press release)