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by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Bern Budd

Four Performances:
Friday & Saturday - April 27, 28, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Sunday - April 29, 2007 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
at the Kingston Intermediate School

Story of the Play

Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, at a party, overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth. Now a multiple divorcee, Ruth's personal life is in such turmoil that mutual friends look to Austin as Ruth's last shot at normalcy. At the same time, these friends are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness.

Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.

(Albert Ramsdell Gurney is one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in America. His work focuses primarily on the issues and realities of middle-class American life and has been produced on international theatre stages for more than 30 years. His breakthrough success came in 1982 with The Dining Room. Other award-winning plays include The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, and Sylvia, and Overtime. Later Life premiered off-Broadway for a limited run at Playwrights Horizon on May 23, 1993. It tells the story of love and second chances, and according to Gurney, has been a high point in his career.)

Cast & Production Staff
CAST
Gregg Creeden
Jean Cohen
Stephen Doherty
Kristin Shoaf
PRODUCTION STAFF
ProducerTheresa Chiasson
Stage ManagerJoan Paquette
Set Design & BuildRoger Jones
Rosanne Rooney
PlaybillRoy Rider
Lobby/RefreshmentsSteve & Carmella Loring