Keen Company's LATER LIFE Opens Tomorrow

Keen Company's LATER LIFE Opens Tomorrow

Opening Night is Wednesday March 14th for A.R. Gurney's play Later Life starring Liam Craig, Barbara Garrick, Laurence Lau, and Jodie Markell, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein.

Later Life will continue through Saturday April 14th only. The performance will run 80 minutes (including intermission).

Renowned playwright A.R. Gurney graces the Keen stage for a third time, having already been represented by acclaimed revivals of The Dining Room (2007-'08 season) and The Old Boy (2012-'13 season).

In Later Life, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.

Mr. Gurney's play is another testament to the value of connection and the ties that bind, the theme of this season at Keen. Keen Company creates theater that provokes identification, reflection, and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, we tell wholehearted stories about people striving to do their best. Keen has been honored with eleven Drama Desk Nominations, two Drama Desk Awards, two Drama League Nominations, and two Obie Awards.

Later Life is the story of Austin, who has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night at a part overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth. Now a multiple divorcee, Ruth's personal life is in such turmoil that mutual friends look to Austin as Ruth's last shot at normalcy. At the same time, these friends are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness. 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. Gurney's beloved play examines whether change is possible in mid-life. 25th anniversary production!

Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of Later Life, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, are at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm. There will be an additional matinee on Wednesday April 11th at 2pm.

Tickets are $65 with premium tickets $80, for all performances except Tuesday evenings which are just $20 online or at the box office. (All ticket prices include theater restoration fees). To purchase tickets visit the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212/239-6200.

For more information about Later Life and all of Keen Company's programs, visit www.keencompany.org



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