Lemon Bay Playhouse Presents “Later Life”
October 20, 2017
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W. Dearborn St.
For the second production of its 31st Season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Later Life”, written by A. R. Gurney. This comedy/drama, directed by Jenni Elliott, will open on October 18 and run through November 5, 2017.
Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night at a party, overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth. Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.
Jenni Elliott has always believed that the primary purpose of live theatre is to entertain the audience. She says “Of course, some plays will be thought provoking, some intensely dramatic, and some “laugh out loud” comedy. Nevertheless, they should all entertain their audiences. “Later Life” will provide its audience with a view, a snapshot if you will, of a time in two people’s lives when they are given a second chance. Will the out-come be different? They are joined by a series of party guests, each with his or her own story to tell. A.R. Gurney has the knack of taking a slice of life and developing the characters within it so that we feel like we are eavesdropping upon their lives. I hope this will be the case when you meet Austin and Ruth, and those around them, during “Later Life.” Mostly, though, I hope that you will leave the theatre having been entertained by what you have seen.”
Information and tickets are available online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or by visiting or calling the Box Office at (941) 475-6756 between 10:00am and 2:00pm weekdays and one hour prior to curtain time. Reserved seat tickets are $20 each. Student tickets are available at $14 each. Group sales tickets are available at a reduced cost. For information please call the Business Manager at (941) 474-9610.
What: “Later Life” by A. R. Gurney
When: Wednesday, October 18 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Curtain is at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2:00pm on Sundays
Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W. Dearborn St.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cost: Reserved seat tickets are $20 each; Students (with proper ID) are $14.