A scene for 2 characters from the play "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies


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About this Monologue

  • Characters: Tom Beth
  • Scene type / Who are: Married, Having an argument
  • Type: Serio-comic
  • Year: 2000
  • Period: Contemporary
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Description: Tom gets upset at his wife Beth after she tells her friends about their break-up
  • Location: ACT I, Scene 2


Tom and Beth have been married for 12 years. Tom is a lawyer and Beth is an artist. They seem happy together but in reality Tom is dissatisfied with their relationship and has been having an affair with Nancy, a travel agent. Tom confesses to his wife that he has been unfaithful and wants to end their relationship. Tom and Beth are good friends with another married couple, Gabe and Karen. They were planning to have dinner together but Tom wants to go to Washington to see his girlfriend. Beth goes to the dinner with their children and makes an excuse for Tom. Even if they were planning to tell Gabe and Karen about ...

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