RLTP Opens 2016-2017 Season with Rueful Comedy About Marriage and Friendship

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will opens its 2016-2017 season with Pulitzer Prize-winning for Drama (2000) Dinner with Friends, by this season’s American Theatre Master Donald Margulies. Dinner with Friends will open Friday September 9th  at the Road Less Traveled Theater.  The comedy will star Kelly Meg Brennan, Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, and Phil Farugia under the direction of Katie Mallinson.  Production team includes Lucas Lloyd (stage management), Dyan Burlingame (set), John Rickus (light), Katie Menke (sound), Maura Simmonds Price (props), and Karen Albarella (costume). Support for the production is sponsored by Elaina M. Monte, Esq., Matrimonial & Family Law (http://montelawfirm.com/).

Synopsis: When Gabe and Karen set up friends Beth and Tom one summer on the Vineyard, these two couples became as close as family.  But after years of shared meals, shared vacations, and shared lives, one couple’s surprising break-up shatters the peace of all four lives. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Margulies reveals in witty, poignant strokes the shared anxieties that accompany life’s biggest choices and most turbulent changes. At turns buoyant and heartbreaking, revelatory and reflective, this “rueful comedy” speaks to our complex appetite for love, appreciation, and friendship.

Dinner with Friends will run Friday September 9th – Sunday October 2nd at the Road Less Traveled Theater. Curtain Up! performance will take place at 8:00pm on Friday September 16th.  Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $35 general admission and $20 for students. Student tickets are available at the Box Office 30 minutes prior to a scheduled performance. Mighty Taco Student tickets for Thursday performances are only $5 (with ID). Groups of 10 or more may apply for group discounts. Tickets can be ordered online at www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance.  Reservations are suggested.

RLTP is happy to offer Dinner and a Show during Dinner with Friends on Saturday September 10th.  Dinner, catered by Encore Restaurant, will begin at 5:30pm followed by the 7:30pm performance.  Packages are $250 and include dinner, dessert, and choice of beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages.  (Subscribers who wish to purchase will receive a discount on packages.)  A selection of dinner options available including vegetarian. Advance purchase is necessary. To purchase, please call (716) 629-3069 or online at https://roadlesstraveledproductions.org/shows-tickets/dinner-show-packages-2/