World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's Love and Money to Play Westport and Off-Broadway

News   World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's Love and Money to Play Westport and Off-Broadway
 
The Westport County Playhouse and the Signature Theatre will co-present the world premiere of Love and Money, a new work by prolific playwright A.R. Gurney about family and inheritance.

A.R. Gurney, Jr.
A.R. Gurney, Jr. Photo by Krissie Fullerton

The production marks the continued exploration of works by Gurney, who is featured in Signature Theatre's Residency One program. The Signature production of Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn has been extended twice, through Oct. 5, and a new production of Gurney's What I Did Last Summer, directed by Jim Simpson, will be presented in May 2015.

The play will be presented at Westport Country Playhouse July 21–Aug. 8, 2015, before moving to Signature Theatre later in August 2015.

Here's how the production is billed: "In Love and Money, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham 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 by Residency One playwright A.R. Gurney."

Exact dates for the Signature run, as well as casting and design team, will be announced at a later date.

Gurney is also currently represented on Broadway, with a production of Love Letters playing the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Read critics' reviews of Love Letters here.

More information is available by visiting westportplayhouse.org and signaturetheatre.org.

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