Dinner With Friends Analysis

As a wonderfully enjoyable play, Dinner With Friends delivers to audiences a very prevalent situation in relationships during this decade; The situation being, divorce.Set in a area of New England, Dinner With Friends shows a difficult period in two fourty year-old married couples, and long time friends lives.The character's ethnic background is not brought into subject during the play, however, I assumed they were white of European decent.However, the roles could be performed by any race of actors.This scene contains one of the married couples, Tom and Beth.Tom is a lawyer and a fairly "to the point" individual.He speaks what he feels and holds no emotions back.Beth, Tom's wife, is a very "free soul."Beth has no set job.Her focus in life is set primarily on her art and her family.
The scene in which I am analyzing takes place at the end of act one, scene two.In this episode we have the character Tom, played by myself, confronting my wife Beth, played by Krista Musser, about a situation that took place earlier in the evening.Beth, along with her children, had dinner with the couples best friends, Gabe and Karen.At the conclusion of dinner Beth informed both Gabe and Karen that her husband has cheated on her with another woman.In fact, the reason Tom is not able to attend the dinner, according to Beth, is because Tom has a plane flight that night and is to meet up with his stewardess affairess Nancy.
Tom arrives to his and Beth's house late that night; The kids are already asleep and Beth is ready for bed as well.Tom, coming in with heavy clothes, due to the snow falling down outside, enters the couples bedroom. After coming in Tom receives a cold welcome from Beth along with a confrontation on how he should not come and go as he pleases in the house once the two are officially divorced.Tom, however, is very interested about the dinner with Gabe and Karen and