Dinner With Friends
Sacramento, CA 95815
Dinner is done right in this tale of how one crumbling relationship sends tremors through their friends’ marriage; it’s a drama with comic elements. Director Kirk Blackinton shakes things up by having his actors (Scott Divine, Beth Edwards, Brian Harrower and Shannon Mahoney) rotate through the roles—essentially making sure the show stays fresh and raw, and giving the troupe a real challenge. Set design by Justin Muñoz deserves a mention, too, as this prop-heavy show with five different settings runs smoothly from start to finish. It’s well worth seeing more than once, and possibilities abound. F, Sa 8pm; Su 2:30pm. Through 10/23 $12-$15. Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.; (916) 960-3036; www.bigideatheatre.com.