"...this poignant new play is a
welcome reminder of A R Gurney's gliding dialogue and structural
elegance, as well as the troubled, rueful heart that informs all
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"A play that does everything right.
The new drama by A R Gurney looks at who Americans were in the mid-1950s—a few Americans, anyway—and how they behaved out in those vast stretches of the world over which they had sway, and what their songs and movies and slang expressions and values were.
The story centers on four U S Navy people (one a Navy wife) stationed at a base in Japan in 1954 and 1955....
This subtle, tender play is, I think, Gurney's best work. It's John Cheever-meets-James Michener and it's a critical elegy for a long-vanished American view of life."
Donald Lyons, New York Post
"It is no coincidence that the movie
playing at the overseas Officer's Club in A R Gurney's new play
FAR EAST, is From Here to Eternity: the 1953 Pearl
Harbor drama starring Burt Lancaster as a rugged Army sergeant
who has a torrid affair with the restless wife of his
This deliciously wry play....
Amy Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal
originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater Company, New York
3 M, 2 F, plus 2 "stagehands" who can be either. Asian actors may be used.
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