Informal dinner party in Connecticut. Fabulous food. Two married, middle-aged couples: Karen and Gabe are steadfast and ready to “grow old and fat” with their longtime best friends Beth and Tom. Beth and Tom, however, drop an unexpected bombshell — they are over, divorcing. Karen and Gabe are blindsided, left almost as vulnerable as Tom and Beth and must now re-examine life with their best friends, as well as look at the cracks in their own marriage. Then we are taken back 12 years to the fresh beginnings of the relationships in Martha’s Vineyard and then back up to the present day where Tom and Beth each talk of their new partners and Gabe and Karen to examine “what went wrong?” while clinging to each other, navigating the frailty of marriage. Written by Donald Margulies; directed by Ann Smith.
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