SUMMIT, NJ - A.R. Gurney’s “Later Life," a romantic story of lost opportunities and hope for new beginnings, will be staged by the Alliance Repertory Theatre Company at MONDO opening November 3 and continuing thru November 18.
Austin (played by Allan Ellis) has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth (Leslie Williams), a multiple divorcee whose personal life is in turmoil.
Their mutual friends (Judi Laganga and Tait Ruppert) look to Austin as Ruth's last shot at normalcy, and are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness.
Director David Christopher says, “Working on the efforts of characters who, in their “later life”, are hoping to change their situation, has been very meaningful to the actors and myself.”
“Later Life” performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m. For tickets -- priced at $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $17 for students -- visit alliancerep.org. or call 908-4721502.
MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue.