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  "The Old Boy" a play by A.R. Gurney
  February 20, 2013

6:00 p.m. Pre-Theatre Reception
The Westin New York Hotel
Pearl Room, 9th Floor
270 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

6:45 p.m. Master Class with A.R. Gurney and Nigel Maister,
Artistic Director of the International Theatre Program at the University of Rochester

8:00 p.m. Curtain
Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)

Post Curtain Talk Back with Cast
Conducted by A. R. Gurney and Director Jonathan Silverstein

Tom Sloan ’65, ’67 (MS)
Member, University Board of Trustees
Linda Sloan ’67
Member, Arts Sciences and of Trustees & Engineering National Council

Cordially invite you to attend
“The Old Boy”
a play by A. R. Gurney

From the master of portraying the lives and foibles of privileged WASPS in the northeast and the author of the critically acclaimed hit plays Love Letters, The Dining Room, Sylvia and The Cocktail Hour comes the story of a successful and ambitious politician who returns to his elite prep school to dedicate a building to his best friend, only to discover that he may have been responsible for his death.

Chosen by “Time Magazine” as one of the years 10 best plays for 1991, The Old Boy traces the conflict between old and new American values and having the courage to change. This thought provoking and challenging play is truly reflective of our times and is not to be missed.

“As powerful as anything this playwright has written.” –New York Times

A.R. Gurney
A. R. “Pete” Gurney was born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Williams College in 1952, served as an officer in the Navy, and afterwards attended the Yale School of Drama, after which he began teaching Humanities at MIT. While at MIT, he started to write plays such as Scenes from American Life, Children, and The Middle Ages. Later, the great success of The Dining Room allowed him to devote himself to writing full time. Gurney’s most recent play is The Grand Manner, which was produced and performed by Lincoln Center in the summer of 2010.

In addition to having written over 40 plays, Gurney is also the author of three novels and a musical.

In 2006 A. R. Gurney was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 2007 he received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award as a master American dramatist.

“A word about Keen Company, the Off-Broadway troupe that specializes in what its mission statement describes as “sincere plays.” You can’t get away with that kind of talk unless you really, really mean it, but they do. Keen’s productions of I Never Sang for My Father and A. R. Gurney’s The Dining Room rank high on my list of important revivals of underappreciated plays. Why can’t we have shows like this on Broadway?” –Terry Reachout, Wall Street Journal

Tickets are $45 per person.
Limit of 2 tickets per household

This event is sold out.

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of Alumni Relations at 877.MELIORA (635.4672) or 585.273.5888