Press THE COCKTAIL HOUR
Press Release: THE COCKTAIL HOUR
For Immediate Release
From: Nancy Richards
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
NORTH COAST REP LAUNCHES SEASON 35
WITH A.R. GURNEY’S POTENT BUT POIGNANT
‘THE COCKTAIL HOUR’
Performances Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Running Through Sunday, October 2, 2016
Directed by Rosina Reynolds
Solana Beach, Calif. North Coast Repertory Theatre is toasting the opening of Season 35 with the bracing, boisterous comedy, THE COCKTAIL HOUR, by A.R. Gurney. Mix two upper-class New Englanders, their over-privileged adult children and endless cocktails for a delightfully intoxicating evening of fun. Son John arrives for dinner at his parent’s home carrying his provocative tell-all script that leaves the family shaken and stirred. Join the Rep for this free-flowing comedy that The New Yorker praised as Gurney’s “best play he has done.”
Rosina Reynolds directs J. Michael Flynn*, Chris Petschler*, Cristina Soria* and Shana Wride*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Melanie Chen (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Andrea Gutierrez (Props) and Peter Herman (Wig & Hair). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.
THE COCKTAIL HOUR previews begin Wednesday, September 7. Opening Night on Saturday, September 10, at 8pm includes a post-show reception. There will be a special talkback on Friday, September 16, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm, through October 2, 2016. (See Schedule below.) North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $39; Week Nights - $46; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat.- $50; Sat. Mat. & Sun. Night - $43. Seniors, Students, Military - $3 off admission. Call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
For background information and photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.
Busy director Rosina Reynolds and her talented cast are available for interviews by phone, in person, and in- studio. For more information and to arrange interviews or press tickets, please contact Nancy Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 917-873-6389 cell.