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A Light Lunch - Full Length Play, Comedy

A Light Lunch

A.R. Gurney

Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780881454383

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 “The gentlemanly playwright A R Gurney casually tosses his own metaphorical shoe…in the direction of our departing president in his latest politically minded play, A LIGHT LUNCH. Mr Gurney take[s] jovial, self-deprecating jabs at his own foibles, and the follies of the theater business too.”Charles Isherwood, New York Times   “A R Gurney’s jokey new play, A LIGHT LUNCH, is refreshingly unlike most contemporary American political theater. Plenty of laughs, and no shortage of fun moments between the performers. It’s a “Lunch” worth chewing over!”Variety   “Gurney has fun mocking theatrical conventions….”Backstage   “A R Gurney's tasty new play…A LIGHT LUNCH, his latest work about our soon-to-be ex-President, is a model of political theater. The beauty of it is that its politics and its theater could not be more inextricably bound. Exquisitely self-aware, A LIGHT LUNCH uses the theater—and self-deprecating comments about A R Gurney himself—to make serio-comic points about George Bush throughout the play.   …The emphasis of the production…is on the text of Gurney's play, which is where the focus rightly belongs.”Barbara & Scott Siegel, TheaterMania.com


2m, 2f


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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