Aug 12, 2021: PERFORMANCE POSTPONED – AGAIN
THE COCKTAIL HOUR – by A. R. Gurney
We are extremely happy to bring back the pandemic-interrupted show, The Cocktail Hour by A. R. Gurney, directed by Bryan Kirsch for your first live theatre experience in 2021.
Director: Bryan Kirsch
Performances: August 26, 27, 28 / Sept 2, 3, 4 / Sept 5 Matinee @ 2pm / Sept 10, 11
Plays at Theatre West
Auditions: Sunday and Monday, June 20-21 at 7:00 pm 1F/1M (filling 2 of 4 cast members)
Auditions at Theatre West
The time is the mid ’70s, the place a city in upstate New York. John, a playwright, returns to his family’s house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. He wants to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious from the outset. For them, the theatre is personified by the gracious, comforting era of the Lunts and Ina Claire, and they are disturbed by the bluntness of modern plays. There is also John’s sister, Nina, to contend with, although her reservations have to do with the fact that John has given her character such a minor role! Their confrontations take place during the ritual of the cocktail hour. As the martinis flow so do the recriminations and revelations. Both funny and poignant, but how are things resolved?