Dinner with Friends
In the play Dinner with Friends, the main conflict was between Beth and Tom.
This is revealed in thefirst scene while having dinner at Karin and Gabe’s house. Beth
cries out about Tomnot loving her anymore and wanting to divorce her. She confides
in Karin and Gabe which leads to the secondary conflict. The secondary conflict is
Karin and Gabe now having to figure out how to deal with their friends and now their
own marital problems now that it has been brought to a front.
The complications in this story reveal that life is short andonce you are married
it starts comming to an end. This is shown in the scene betweeen Karin and Gabe when
they are lying together in bed and Karinshares her nightmare wit Gabe. They then
realize that the spice in their marraige is no longer when he tries to frighten her theway
he used to when theyfirst married by saying boo and she isn’t frightened at all. You
alsono longer are able to live a carefree enjoyable life in that all you live for is your
kids and for them to have an enjoyable life. This is shown by both Beth and Tom when
they were defending their case to Karin and Gabe. In my opinion it also goes to say that
all good things come to and end, such as life and marraige which all start out great then
start to fade.
Fora basic review of the actors and the acting in this play, I would say that it
was superb. The actors were very on point and every actor nailed their character and
portrayed them very well. The four main characters in this story were Karin and Gabe,
and Beth and Tom.Beth and Tom was the couple going through the divorce. Tom
playedan angry, upset , and also flirtatious lawyer. Beth played a sad, lonely, artistic
house wife. My favorite characters were Karin and Gabe. Karin and Gabe were
supposedly a happy couple, they were very verbose on the subject o…