Off-Broadway Comedy The Cocktail Hour from A.R. Gurney (Love Letters)
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All offers for The Cocktail Hour have expired.
The last date listed for The Cocktail Hour was Saturday December 14, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Boston University Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $36.00 - $99.00
- Our Price:
- $27.00 - $70.00
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Malcolm & Eddie) stars in this stage adaptation of the beloved 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. The play shows what happens when a progressive white couple's proud liberal views are put to the test after meeting their daughter's African-American fiancé for the first time. Warner steps into the role of Dr. John Prentice, originally played on screen by Sidney Poitier, and gives a commanding performance in this witty and emotional take on the classic family comedy. Also starring are Julia Duffy (Newhart) and Boston fave Will Lyman. Learn More
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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
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.