Theatre West’s Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney presented by Theatre West. FMI visit TheatreWest.com or call 541-994-5663.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 P.M. March 5 - 28, 2020.
A comedy of manners Directed by Bryan Kirsch.
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? You’ll have to see the play to find out.