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The Snow Ball - Full Length Play

The Snow Ball

A.R. Gurney

Full Length Play

8m, 8f

ISBN: 9780822213185

Cooper Jones is a middle-aged realtor whose failing marriage and unins…

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Based on A.R. Gurney's novel, THE SNOW BALL delves nostalgically into those traditional values of grace and elegance that once identified a whole class of Americans, but which now have little territory left to them in the revved-up, final decades of the century. Here, the revival of an annual ballroom gala, long since forgotten, sparks a play of memory and desire where dancing to the Big Band sound embodies nothing less than an entire generation yearning for the snows of yesteryear. "It is pure enchantment…the simple story of a class reunion, with the wistfulness, amusement and small shocks…As a mood piece, with its old world elegance, its projections of untainted youth…it is undiluted romance…a finely wrought confection that sends us into the night, hearts singing and toes tapping." —San Diego Times. "…a swirling, sweeping, moving last dance, full of beauty and utmost ethereal love." —Hartford Courant.
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8m, 8f

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A.R. Gurney

A.R. (“Pete”) Gurney was born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Williams College in 1952, served as an officer in the Navy, and afterwards attended the Yale School of Drama. For many years, he taught literature at M.I.T., but moved to New York in 1982 to devote more time to writing for the theatre. He has won a fair amount of awards during his career, and is now a member of the ... view full profile

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