A Light LunchPaperback - 2009
A LIGHT LUNCH is a post-Bush cautionary tale about the price paid for legacy. When a young lawyer from Texas invites a literary agent for lunch in a New York City restaurant, more than a production is on the table. "The gentlemanly playwright A R Gurney casually tosses his own metaphorical shoe ... in the direction of our departing president in his latest politically minded play, A LIGHT LUNCH. Mr Gurney take[s] jovial, self-deprecating jabs at his own foibles, and the follies of the theater business too." -Charles Isherwood, New York Times "A R Gurney's jokey new play, A LIGHT LUNCH, is refreshingly unlike most contempo American political theater. Plenty of laughs, and no shortage of fun moments between the performers. It's a "Lunch" worth chewing over!" -Variety "Gurney has fun mocking theatrical conventions ..." -Backstage "A R Gurney's tasty new play ... A LIGHT LUNCH, his latest work about our soon-to-be ex-President, is a model of political theater. The beauty of it is that its politics and its theater could not be more inextricably bound. Exquisitely self-aware, A LIGHT LUNCH uses the theater - and self-deprecating comments about A R Gurney himself - to make serio-comic points about George Bush throughout the play ... The emphasis of the production ... is on the text of Gurney's play, which is where the focus rightly belongs." -Barbara & Scott Siegel, TheaterMania.com
Publisher: New York : Broadway Play Publishing, c2009.
Characteristics: 74 p. ; 22 cm.