Off-Broadway Comedy The Cocktail Hour from A.R. Gurney (Love Letters)
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The last date listed for The Cocktail Hour was Saturday December 14, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Boston University Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $60.00 - $99.00
- Our Price:
- $30.00 - $70.00
Playwright Anton Chekhov's first major play comes to the Huntington Theatre Company in a production starring Kate Burton of the hit ABC TV show Scandal. Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring-playwright son -- with her successful novelist lover in tow -- kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Chekhov's masterpiece that explores themes of love, missed connections and what it means to be an artist. Huntington Theatre Company favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal, Private Lives) directs. Learn More
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- <em>"</em>As a comedy of manners, Gurney’s play succeeds. If it’s martini-dry wit you crave, you’ll find it here." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/11/21/stage-review-the-cocktail-hour/PUJ0Z7ma802zAw8S2baoPN/story.html"><em>Boston Globe</em></a>
- "The Huntington and director Maria Aitken do terrific work behind Gurney." --<a target="_blank" href="http://artery.wbur.org/2013/11/22/gurney-cocktail-hour">WBUR</a>
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.