Thursday 23 March 2017 was marked by the premiere of the Pullitzer winning play DINNER WITH FRIENDS, brought to the Arab World for the first time by actor and director CARLOS CHAHINE.
This special event held at the Monnot Theater gathered an elite guest with the contribution of Cynthia Sarkis Perros – LUXURY LIMITED EDITION.
This multiple award play written by Donald Margulies and translated into an original Lebanese adaptation is scheduled till end of April.
Gaby and Karen, Tom and Lina, embodied by Sahar Assaf, Joseph Zeitouny, Alain Saade and Serena Chami are two seemingly happy couples who are friends since their college years. Their children are now the best of friends and the two families lived everything as one; they were always united and there for each other. That is until that dinner where Lina tells Karen and Gaby that Tom is leaving her for another woman. Dismayed by that announcement, Gaby and Karen see their own life upset in the turmoil. Their higher ideals about love, commitment, family values and friendship are trampled by their two friends whom they had thought happy and inseparable, like them.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS is a funny and touching play who tackles our fundamental values and beliefs. What is love? What is commitment? What is marriage? Do we have to fight in spite of everything to stay with the person we married, for the family’s sake, for the children? Or should we listen to our heart, our desires, and try to find true happiness in our life, transmitting an invaluable wisdom to our children?