Noted Playwright Alan Ayckbourn Delivers Comic Fable Life of Riley
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The last date listed for Alan Ayckbourn's Life of Riley was Saturday March 2, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Lesley Henderson
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This play was at a nice small little theatre. Alan Ayckbourn's play was set in England which I can relate to since I was born in Dublin. Certainly the actors did the play justice, and I must say there seems to be a great deal of talent in Boston. I really liked the play and could relate well to the characters, and of course the writing is always excellent when it's by Alan Ayckbourn.
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“With Life of Riley, Zeitgeist Stage Company returns to the relationship comedy of British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, which it does so well. David J. Miller’s deft direction finds just the right blend of tragedy and hilarity in Ayckbourn’s play about three couples coping with the news of their mutual friend’s impending death. Thanks to the Zeitgeist Stage Company’s first-rate production, all of the poignancy and humor of Ayckbourn’s characters comes across.” —_Boston Globe _