Dinner with Friends
by Donald Margulies


The Gin Game
by DL Coburn

Spring Season,
May 2014

starting May 1st
Apollo Theatre Studio,
2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago


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rtp are proud to present:

dinner with friends

Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies stars:
Carol Ludwick as Beth
Jamie Birkner as Karen
Scott Olson as Gabe
and James Sparling as Tom

directed by Darrelyn Marx

opening May 2nd 7:30pm
running: May 4th 2pm
May 8th 7:30pm, May 10th 7:30pm
May 16th 7:30pm, May 18th 2pm
May 22nd 7:30pm, May 24th 7:30pm
May 30th 7:30pm, June 1st 2pm

Tom and Beth, Gabe and Karen have been friends for over a decade, hanging out in the city, vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, their kids are best friends, it's the perfect set up - except something isn't quite right and a revelation threatens to blow the whole thing to bits. "A true Feat, Dinner with Friends is sober, wise and extremely funny... Mr Margulies writes with elegance and wit about intimacy, trust, privacy and the toll of time and monogamy on sexual passion". The electric dialogue and dead on the nail, true to life situations make this play utterly engaging from the apperitif to the digestif.


The Gin Game by DL Coburn stars:
Patricia Tinsley as Fonsia
and Paul Tinsley as Weller

directed by James Sparling

opening May 1st 7:30pm
running, May 3rd 7:30pm,
May 9th 7:30pm, May 11th 2pm
May 15th 7.30pm, May 17th 7.30pm
May 23rd 7:30pm, May 25th 2pm
May 29th 7:30pm, May 31st 7:30pm

Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin meet for the first time in their new run down retirement home and engage in a fierce, funny and fascinating battle of wits over the card table. Gin Rummy has never been so compelling. Over many hands of cards, Fonsia and Weller bicker, bait, brawl and bite until it's clear there can be no winner. Starring husband and wife Chicago acting veteran's Paul and Patricia Tinsley, this 1977 classic was made famous by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and has been performed in every country in the world that has a theatre. Directed by James Sparling. "A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces."-The New York Times.