Black Tie

Archived Show


Produced by:
Primary Stages
January 25 - January 25, 2011
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Written by: A.R. Gurney 
Directed by: Mark Lamos
With: Ari Brand, Daniel Davis, Gregg Edelman, Carolyn McCormick and Elvy Yost.

Curtis simply wants to make a memorable toast at the rehearsal dinner for his son's wedding. 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.

Photo Caption: Black Tie
Photo: James Leynse
Photo Caption: Black Tie
Photo: James Leynse
Photo Caption: Black Tie
Photo: James Leynse
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Primary Stages

Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 135 new plays. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or are just joining us on our journey, ours is a passionate community of artists, students, and patrons.

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"Directed with a deft touch by Mark Lamos, Primary Stages' production is adorned by a suave comic performance from Daniel Davis!" - NY Times

"Mark Lamos not only maintains the necessary pace but helps the playwright mine familiar themes and avoid it all coming off as too been there/done that. Happily the actors have wit and charm to spare." - CurtainUp

"Gurney’s script, directed by Mark Lamos, is full of humor, particularly an escalating “just-when-you-thought-it-couldn’t-get-any-worse” kind when it comes to issues with the bride and her family." - Reflections in the Light