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NMSU Theatre Arts and ASTC present Broadway hit "Dinner With Friends"

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) will present "Dinner With Friends," a play by Donald Margulies, March 14-23 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

With Friends" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that looks at two couples who expect to grow old and fat together and what happens when one couple divorces. Playwright Margulies said, "It's really about a love affair of sorts between four people and a coming of age that occurs middle-age when something catastrophic happens to this created couple."

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls the play "'Dinner' served with wit and wide appeal. A rich feast that grows more satisfying with each course."

"Dinner With Friends" features three New Mexico State Theatre Arts faculty members as characters. Theater department head Ruth Cantrell plays Karen, assistant professor Tom Smith plays Tom and assistant professor Claudia Billings plays Beth. The cast is completed by community member and actor Dave Edwards as Gabe. Set and lighting design are by Jim Billings and costume design is by New Mexico State student Jessica Settles.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.