Venue Details

84 Star Starred
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
617-266-0800
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from ronnij

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

reviewed Nov 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Playdate

Very enjoyable! Wonderful seats in Orchestra!

reviewed Dec 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Dec 04 2013 report as inappropriate
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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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