Accidents Happen proudly presents Douglas Carter Beane's 'The Country Club' presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
'The Country Club' is a comedy that follows a year in the lives of six insular friends and one outsider through a series of holiday-themed parties where drinks are flowing and truths are spewed. The plot finds Soos, a young, witty and charmingly neurotic, who retreats from a failed marriage to her upper-class hometown. The type of WASP domain with the houses "that made Martha Stewart forget she was Polish", she says. As party after party unfolds, the getaway weekend gives way to a year.
Brittle conversation is bandied about, and Soos is reunited with her onetime boyfriend, the ever charming Zip. She also returns to her circles of old friends: the highly strung party planner Froggy and her starchy husband Bri; the wry and sarcastic Pooker; and the alcoholic good ol' boy Hutch. But cracks soon begin to show in the veneer.
Lives are casually destroyed, lives go on and through it all, tragedies are discussed without being mentioned. As Pooker observes between cocktail sips, "We all have our little stories and nobody brings them up. That's what's known as community spirit."
*For mature audiences only