A Cheever Evening will be performed Oct. 21. Love Letters will be presented Oct. 28. Both performances will take place at 6:30 PM.
Connington (Zombie), D'Abruzzo (It Must Be Him, Avenue Q) and others will read A Cheever Evening, which, according to a statement from Gurney, is “an evening of scenes and monologues from John Cheever’s work, where the first half would focus on stories set in Manhattan and the Westchester suburbs during the winter months, while the second half would deal with vacations, summer houses, and various centrifugal effects on the family.”
Connington and Benedict (Paul Robeson) will read Love Letters. According to Gurney, the play is “about a fifty-year love affair carried on primarily through letters, written in and about a world where letter-writing was very much an essential mode of communication, especially between men and women.”
Gurney's plays include The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, Richard Cory, Indian Blood, Buffalo Gal and most recently, The Grand Manner. His Office Hours is currently being performed at the Flea Theater.
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