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Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
617-266-0800
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"The Cocktail Hour"
14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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21 events
9 reviews
1 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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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

Very enjoyable! Wonderful seats in Orchestra!

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7 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 04 2013

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

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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

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.

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