Gurney's What I Did Last Summer Makes NY Return Nov. 7

News   Gurney's What I Did Last Summer Makes NY Return Nov. 7
A.R. Gurney's coming-of-age story, What I Did Last Summer, returns to the New York stage Nov. 7 at the Spoon Theater.

Presented by Retro Productions, the cast features Lauren Coppola, Heather E. Cunningham, Lauren Kelston, Tim Romero, Ben Schnickel and Aubrie N. Therrien under the direction of Ric Sechrest.

Gurney's work "looks at life on the home front during the waning days of World War II," according to press notes. "In the summer of 1945, while his father is stationed in the Pacific, 14 year-old Charlie and his family head to their summer home in an effort to keep some normalcy in their lives. While there, he rebels against his mother and finds himself under the tutelage of 'the Pig Woman,' the town misfit, who tries to help him find his potential while pointing out the foibles of upper middle class society, of which they are all products. However society does not give up one of its own without a fight - as more than one person finds out."

This production marks the first New York City staging of What I Did Last Summer since its Off-Broadway debut in 1983.

A.R. Gurney is the author of the popular works Love Letters, The Dining Room, Sylvia, The Cocktail Hour, Indian Blood and Crazy Mary. His plays have earned him Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Rockefeller awards.

What I Did Last Summer will run through Nov. 24 at the Spoon Theater, located at 38 West 38th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting

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