Opened Nov 15, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
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. Directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Betrayal, Private Lives, Educating Rita, and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps).
"FUNNY & MOVING!" - THE NEW YORKER
"The family roast can't seem to get to the table, and cocktail hour is extended. What's not to love? We have been talking about a revival of A.R. Gurney's American comedy of manners for a few years now, and when we knew Maria Aitken was available to direct it, the cocktail was complete!"- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER DUBOIS
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