Two Theatres Will Co-Produce A.R. Gurney World Premiere

News   Two Theatres Will Co-Produce A.R. Gurney World Premiere Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre is partnering with Connecticut's venerable Westport Country Playhouse to co-produce the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Love and Money this summer. It starts performances July 21 in Westport.

The prolific playwright has written more than four dozen plays, notably Love Letters, The Dining Room, The Golden Age and the Broadway-bound Sylvia.

According to production notes, Love and Money is the story of wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham who "has led a life of grace and privilege—and she’s making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia’s plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance. The trials of class, family, legacy, and race are pointedly explored in this world-premiere comedy."

The Westport production will be directed by WCP Artistic Director Mark Lamos, and is scheduled to run July 21-Aug. 8, with a cast that includes Maureen Anderman, Gabriel Brown, Pamela Dunlap, Khahyun Kim and Joe Paulik. The production is scheduled to move to Signature Theatre later in August. Exact dates for the Signature run, as well as casting and design team there, will be announced at a later date.

Gurney is currently the Residency One playwright at Signature Theatre, where a new production of his play The Wayside Motor Inn has been extended twice through October 5.

To order tickets for the Westport run of Love and Money visit WestportPlayhouse.org. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 or visit Signaturetheatre.org.

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