About Dinner With Friends

Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies, is a rueful comedy, exploring the arduous tasks of friendship in the age of divorce. It tells the story of two forty-something couples, Beth, Tom, Karen and Gabe, whose lives, once inextricably linked, start to come undone when one announces their divorce. Funny and sad, wise and disturbing, Dinner with Friends is an acute look at the fragility of relationships.

A roaring success with audiences, this funny yet bittersweet play was awarded one of the most prestigious distinctions in theatre, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2000).


  • When: Monday, October 9, 2023, and Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 7 to 9 PM; callbacks by invitation (if necessary) on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7 PM
  • Where: ACT Main Stage
  • Rehearsal dates: October 16, 2023 – November 30, 2023, Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Performance dates: December 1-3 and 8-10, 2023

Auditions are for all parts, and no previous acting experience is necessary. Auditions for this show will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your calendar or dates reflecting any conflicts you may have between October 16, 2023, and December 10, 2023. Click here for more information.

“DINNER WITH FRIENDS” is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play
Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

Abilene Community Theatre

Abilene Community Theatre (ACT) was founded in 1954, and made it's home in its current location on Barrow in 1958. ACT is one of the oldest continually operating community theatre organizations in Texas. ACT is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

ACT markets its productions throughout Taylor county to all ages and economic groups by way of public service announcements, appearances on local television and radio programs, and on social media. All actors and members are volunteers from the local community who are interested in helping preserve and promote live theater in Abilene, Texas. Audiences are comprised of a diverse mix of residents and seasonal visitors who enjoy seeing their friends and neighbors present live, local theater productions.

ACT is a volunteer group. It has no paid staff nor are any members of ACT remunerated for the time, efforts and talents they bring to the organization. Musical productions will sometimes incur the cost of hiring a pianist or musicians for rehearsals and performances.

Abilene Community Theatre seeks to encourage the appreciation of and participation in all aspects of live theater, as well as conducting related educational programs for adults and children. ACT is able to meet this mission through the hard work of it's active volunteer group, and the generosity of donors and sponsors.