New York City
When John returns home with his latest play based on the lives of his family, the martinis begin to flow, his mother gets sauced, his sister breaks down, and the roast burns to a crisp. The civilized cocktail hour quickly whirls into a lively family feud. A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour captures the grace and poise of upper-class America, and the turmoil bubbling just underneath. A shot of laughter and a splash of family drama mix flawlessly in a satiric look at the suburban American family. Kim Rubinstein directs.
Following the 2:00pm matinee performance on Sunday, January 28, Long Wharf Theatre presents "A Conversation with Author A.R. Gurney," featuring The Cocktail Hour’s award-winning playwright.