The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney @ Renton Civic Theatre, Renton [from 9 to 24 February]

The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney


116
9 - 24
February
20:00 - 22:00

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Renton Civic Theatre
507 S 3rd St, Renton, Washington 98057
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. His purpose is 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. And 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 confrontation takes place during the ritual of the cocktail hour, and as the martinis flow so do the recriminations and revelations, both funny and poignant.

STARING:
Jason Alan Griffin as Bradley
Mark Fox as John
Dawn Cornell as Ann
Caitlin Gilman as Nina
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