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Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
617-266-0800
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4.4 average rating
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12 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

Good acting, especially role of the mother, engaging, but not compelling. "Other Desert Cities" , a similar premise, was outstanding last season.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 04 2013

overall good-but very dark. few humerous moments and very good acting-just dark.

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 19 2013

Typically charming & amusing Gurney play. Waterston & Anderman were outstanding. A good evening of theater.

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Website

http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2013-2014/cocktail-hour/

Quotes & Highlights

“_As a comedy of manners, Gurney’s play succeeds. If it’s martini-dry wit you crave, you’ll find it here.” —"_Boston Globe":http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/11/21/stage-review-the-cocktail-hour/PUJ0Z7ma802zAw8S2baoPN/story.html
“The Huntington and director Maria Aitken do terrific work behind Gurney.” —WBUR

Description

The pre-dinner cocktail is a revered ritual in John’s parents’ elegant home, but when he returns to announce that he has written a play about them, their calm demeanor dissolves. As the martinis flow, so do the revelations and recriminations, both funny and poignant, in this heartfelt comedy about the ties that bind.

About the Ticket Supplier: Huntington Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's 2013 Best of Boston award, The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's leading professional theatre and one of the region's premiere culture assets. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington creates seven new productions each season featuring world-class theatre artists from Boston and Broadway and the most promising new talent.