Later Life by A. R. Gurney is making its first local appearance in many years!
“It’s a funny and sweet story about a couple who meet at a party in Boston in 1992 and find they have a little bit of a shared history,” said Jackie Walsh, producer of the show and the founder of Footlights at the Falls.
Austin: “Have we met?”
Ruth: “We have.”
Ruth: “Think back.”
Austin: “To when?”
Ruth: “Just think.”
On a terrace overlooking Boston harbor, Austin and Ruth try to recall their first meeting and start getting to know each other again. Five men and five women, each with their own quirks, take turns coming out on the balcony to interrupt the couple with ponderings about food, Boston and love.
Friday, Sept 15 at 7pm
Saturday, Sept 16 at 7pm
Friday, Sept 22 at 7pm
Saturday, Sept 23 at 7pm
Sunday, Sept 17 at 2pm
Friday & Saturday Tickets: $12
Sunday Matinee: $6
Tickets may be reserved at email@example.com and bought at the door.
Kim Overtree of Northampton directs. She is a founder of Ghost Light Theater and has directed plays at Amherst Leisure Services. Three of the four actors are from Shelburne and Buckland, including Marc Kaufmann of Buckland as the tamped-down Austin, Jackie Walsh of Shelburne as the live-life-to-the-fullest Ruth, and Caroline Ludvik-Johnson of Buckland as the party’s hostess, a Southern transplant, and three other memorable characters. John Iverson of Bernardson plays a man trying to kick a habit he loves, a man dragging his wife to retirement in Florida, and others.
Between them, the actors have been in nearly 50 local shows.
Last fall’s Dixie Swim Club marked the return of theater to Memorial Hall after a 15-year hiatus.
Grants from local cultural councils are supporting the production of Later Life.