Westport associate artistic director David Kennedy directs the work that explores the complications that arise between two couples when one pair gets divorced. Dinner With Friends will run through June 19. Bacon (Rock 'n' Roll) portrays Beth, with Baker (A Raisin in the Sun) as Tom, Stern (The Elephant Man) as Karen and Skybell (Pal Joey) as Gabe.
Dinner With Friends, according to Westport, "is about Gabe and Karen and Tom and Beth, two couples who have been close friends for years, and who participate in all the familiar and comfortable rituals of shared vacations, good conversation and great food. When Tom abruptly walks out on Beth, it threatens more than just their marriage alone. This vibrant and edgy contemporary play explores the difficulties of one couple surviving the other pair’s divorce."
The creative team includes Lee Savage (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Matthew Richards (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design) and Mark Silence (fight choreographer).
Margulies' Time Stands Still, which played a limited Broadway engagement this season, will return in the fall. His two-woman play Collected Stories is currently enjoying its Broadway debut. His plays also include Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Two Days, God of Vengeance, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, Found a Peanut, Luna Park and What’s Wrong with This Picture?