Later Life by A.R. Gurney

What would you do if you were given a second chance? Would you be brave enough to take it? Playwright A.R. Gurney is known for his portrayals of the quintessential American type, the New England WASP. In Later Life a Boston banker and a woman contemplating a move back to New England meet at a cocktail party.  A romantic tale of lost opportunities and hope for new beginnings.

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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. For many years, he taught literature at M.I.T., but moved to New York in 1982 to devote more time to writing for the theatre. He has won a fair amount of awards during his career, and is now a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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