The incomparable A.R. Gurney is mature, masterful and hilarious in his hugely successful romantic comedy “Later Life,” the next production by The Bare Stage Theatre.
The New York Times calls this play “charmingly clever yet immeasurably touching.”
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 30 years ago with Ruth. Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them. A.R. Gurney’s penchant for painful human comedy is on full display.
Gurney (1930-2017) is known as one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in the United States. His work focuses primarily on the issues and realities of middle-class American life and has been produced on international theater stages for more than 50 years. He is also the author of three novels and a two-time Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee, the recipient of the Drama Desk Award, and the Award of Merit from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.