The Cocktail Hour

The Cocktail Hour

by A. R. Gurney
     
 

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With a mixture of gentle comic poignancy and dramatic tension, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights here examines the problems which arise when John, a leading playwright, returns home to ask his parent's permission to produce his latest work, a play about his family. The Cocktail Hour had a long and successful run in New York and successful tours in both

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With a mixture of gentle comic poignancy and dramatic tension, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights here examines the problems which arise when John, a leading playwright, returns home to ask his parent's permission to produce his latest work, a play about his family. The Cocktail Hour had a long and successful run in New York and successful tours in both the UK and Australia.

Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
THE COCKTAIL HOUR is as funny and moving as ...it could be the best play he has done so far.
NY Daily News
...when I watch Gurney at his best, as he is here, I laugh through the tears.
NY Post
It makes for a deliciously funny and also occasionally touching evening, as Gurney's family sit around raking over old coals and settling old scores with a quite new and beguiling freshness.
Drama-Logue
The lines in the play crackle and pop with an electricity all their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822202257
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Pages:
77
Sales rank:
1,170,887

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