Childrenby A.R. Gurney

October 18 through November 20, 2011

The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

In the summer of 1970, a wealthy family celebrates the Fourth of July in their ancestral summer home on an island off the coast of New England. When an estranged son unexpectedly arrives, traditions are questioned, secrets revealed and the course of the future changes for them all. Loosely based on a short story by John Cheever, this early work crackles with repressed feelings, witty repartee, and everything we’ve come to expect from this preeminent chronicler of the American WASP



“TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is staging a crisp, entertaining revival…director Scott Alan Evans finds the irony, humor and humanity in Gurney’s work, which is a fascinating slice of social upheaval during the revolutionary 1970s.” —Associated Press

To have to relay Pokey’s demands and actions even as they respond to them could be a distraction, but under the crisp direction of Scott Alan Evans the four actors carry the load convincingly….” —New York Times