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59E59 Theaters
January 25 - March 27, 2011

A World Premiere comedy by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Mark Lamos

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“There are not many fixed verities in the world of the theater, but one of the few is that when A.R. Gurney returns to home territory — writing about the manners and morals of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper class — the results will most likely be gratifying.  Black Tie is one of this prolific writer’s MOST ENJOYABLE PLAYS IN YEARS" Isherwood, The New York Times Read full review here.

With Ari Brand, Daniel Davis, Gregg Edelman, Carolyn McCormick, Elvy Yost

Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair. Read more about Black Tie.


Tues-Wed 7, Thurs-Sat 8, Sat 2, Wed 2 (2/16, 2/23), Sun 3 (1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 3/20, 3/27)
RUN TIME: 90 minutes, no intermission.


Black Tie is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.


The set of Black Tie has been underwritten by donors to Primary Stages 2010 End-of-Year Campaign.


We would like to thank Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.


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