The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop is back! After a two year hiatus, A. R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour will be performed at the Pocahontas County Opera House on September 15and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cocktail Hour, both funny and poignant, centers around a playwright in the mid 70s who is on the verge of producing a new work in the modern blunt style. This form of gritty reality is at odds with his parent’s vision of the light and amusing entertainments of their era. To make matters worse, John has written a play about them! He’d like their blessings to go forward but as the martinis flow, resentments and revelations bubble to the surface. Ann, his mother wants him to write a book, hopefully one that will quickly be forgotten. His sister, Nina is miffed that her character in the play has such a minor role. His father fears that he’ll be the play’s villain and John begins to doubt his own origins.
The Cocktail Hour is full of humor, bile, warmth, and a splash of that secret ingredient that unites even the most contentious of families. Language may not be suitable for all audiences. PG-13.
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