Plays Directory : The Cocktail Hour

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    A. R. Gurney
  • Written
    1988
  • Overview
    The setting is an upper-class home in the 1970s. The play opens on Bradley and Ann having preprandial cocktails with their middle-aged, apparently single son and daughter. The cocktail hour stretches out because "the maid doesn't know how to cook a roast". So the little family carries on consuming increasing amounts of alcohol leading to increasing arguments.[2] Their son, John, is an editor at a publishing company and a part-time playwright. He has written a play that seems to present an unflattering picture of the family, and the parents are upset. The discussion of John's play, which is also called The Cocktail Hour, gives Gurney a lot of opportunity to lampoon the theatre scene.

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Connected mandy members:

Rory Mccallum
2018, Bradley (Lead)
Janet Adams
Janet Adams
Actor
2017, Ann
The Alma Tavern Theatre
David Cole
David Cole
Actor
2017, John
Alma Tavern Theatre
Grace Kemp
Grace Kemp
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, Lighting and Sound Technician
Cafe Koha
Grace Kemp
Grace Kemp
Production Assistant
2015, Lighting and Sound Technician
Grace Kemp
Grace Kemp
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, Lighting and Sound Technician
The Comedy Pub
Sylvie-Anne Taylor
2011, Electra
Heather Tracy
2009, Nina
Kate Glover
Kate Glover
Actor
2009, Ann
Hamburg
Brendon Phipps
2007, Stage Manager