Final Follies

Final Follies

To honor Primary Stages alum and the late prolific playwright A.R. Gurney, Primary Stages kicks off its 2018-2019 season with a uniquely curated selection of three one-act plays: The Love CourseThe Rape of Bunny Stuntz and the titular Final Follies.

(Photos by James Leynse​)

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Running time: 
2hrs (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Final Follies:

A selection of three one-act plays by A.R. Gurney: The Love Course, an observation of the culminating meeting of an undergraduate romantic literature course, co-taught by two of academia’s most eccentric professors; The Rape of Bunny Stuntz, an enigmatic story of an overburdened woman anxiously trying to keep her personal life from the throes of chaos while leading a rowdy community meeting; and the titular Final Folliesthe last chapter in Gurney’s oeuvre of short plays examining WASP life in America, about a forlorn Manhattanite searching for the key to adulthood in the most truly, and literally, adult place imaginable.

By:
A.R. Gurney
Producer:
Primary Stages
Director:
David Saint
Lighting:
Cory Pattak
Sound:
Scott Killian
Design:
James Youmans
Costume:
David Murin
Cast list:
Betsy Aidem (as Professor Carroway/Wilma), Colin Hanlon (as Nelson/Mike), Mark Junek (as Walter), Piter Marek (as Professor Burgess/Howie), Greg Mullavey (as Grandfather), Rachel Nicks (as Tanisha/Sally), and Deborah Rush (as Bunny Stuntz)
Final Follies Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 12, 2018
Opening date: 
October 2, 2018
Closes: 
October 21, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Final Follies Review

The one-act play Final Follies was the last play written by A.R. (Pete) Gurney before he left us in June of 2017. It’s the title of the evening produced by Primary Stages and currently running at Cherry Lane Theatre and the first one out of the gate of the evening of three Gurney one-acts from different times of his life.