NEW BEDFORD, MA -- A. R. Gurney’s humorous and heartwarming play Later Life kicks off the second half of Your Theatre, Inc.’s 60th Season, on January 17 for a nine performance run. Directed by Your Theatre’s Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., the play runs Wednesdays through Saturdays January 17-20 and 24-27, 2007 with a matinee Sunday, January 21. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. for all show except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee.
In the play straight-laced Boston banker Austin’s (Robert Duquette), opportunity comes calling in the guise of an old almost-love, Ruth (Margo Wilson-Beauregard). The two met decades ago on the Isle of Capri: he a US Navy officer, she a young college student. That encounter, full of joy and wonder, never went anywhere–not even into the bedroom. Austin has forgotten, but Ruth has cherished that chance brush with true love. On that Boston terrace, Gurney has constructed a world where they are trapped like insects in amber in the world of "what if."
The suspenseful intimacy is disrupted by the intrusion of some extremely bizarre characters: Austin’s best friend Walter, a loquacious nicotine addict, an outgoing Southern Couple, an aging and acrimonious Back Bay couple all of whom are played by Michael FitzGerald and Linda Tarricone. In addition to some supremely comedic moments, these people provide a counterpoint to the stalled lives of Ruth and Austin. They are all in the process of moving on and shaking up their routines. They bring joy to the terrace, just as the protagonists impart a wounded wistfulness.
For non-subscribers, ticket prices are $12.00 for Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday performances, $14.00 for Friday shows, and $15.00 for Saturday performances. A single $2.00 discount for each show is available to anyone who presents proof of membership in Massachusetts Teachers Association, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, or Southcoast Health System’s Employee Advantage Program. Other discounts are available for senior citizens, students, and military personnel.
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