The Flea Theater, currently presenting the world premiere of A.R. Gurney's Office Hours, hosted an Oct. 31 80th birthday party for the playwright. Arthur Kopit, Carol Ostrow, Danny Burstein and John Cunningham were among those in attendance at Petrarca restaurant in Tribeca.
A.R. Gurney is the author of Love Letters, The Dining Room, Sylvia, The Cocktail Hour, Ancestral Voices, Big Bill, Indian Blood, Children and Crazy Mary. His plays have earned him Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Rockefeller awards. The Grand Manner debuted last spring at Lincoln Center Theater.
Here is a look at the Sunday morning festivities:
Arthur Kopit, David Pittu, Danny Burstein and More Celebrate A.R. Gurney's 80th
Gurney penned Office Hours for the Flea's resident acting company, The Bats. According to Gurney, "The play is designed to display the talents, energy, and versatility of these young actors."
Office Hours runs through Nov. 7. For tickets, priced $25, phone (212) 352-3101, or visit TheFlea. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street, between Broadway and Church Streets, in Manhattan.