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Event Date: Sunday, December 1, 2013, 2:00 pm

Bob Oakes Talks With Playwright A.R. Gurney

gurneyThe Cocktail Hour playwright A.R. Gurney will speak about his body of work and continuing career, his Boston connections, and his autobiographical play at a special post-show conversation led by Bob Oakes, host of WBUR’s Morning Edition, after the Huntington Theatre’s 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 1. Admission is free with a ticket to any performance of “The Cocktail Hour.” Purchase tickets here.

A.R. Gurney’s plays include “The Cocktail Hour” (Lucille Lortel Award), “The Dining Room,” “Sylvia,” “Love Letters,” “Scenes from American Life” (Drama Desk Award), “Children,” “The Middle Ages,”  “The Snow Ball” (adapted from his novel),  “Let’s Do It” (a Cole Porter musical) and many more. In 1982, “The Dining Room” became the second play ever produced by the Huntington, which also produced “The Snow Ball” in 1991.

Gurney wrote the libretto for the opera “Strawberry Fields,” with music by Michael Torke, and his  novels include “The Gospel According to Joe” and “Entertaining Strangers.” He has received the 2011 Drama Desk Special Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New England Theatre Conference and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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