The Barrow Group and the Pond Theatre Company revive Mike Leigh's 1977 satire about the aspirations and tastes of Britain's then emerging middle class. More…
Beverly and Laurence invite their new neighbors, Angela and Tony, over for a welcome drink. They are joined by another neighbor, Sue, whose 16-year old daughter Abigail is having a party down the road. The adults drink throughout the evening and as they comically and tragically lose their guard, chaos ensues.
"'Abigail’s Party' may be the most uncomfortable comedy in New York right now, and I’d sit through it again in a second. Here, humor and unpleasantness are intertwined, and that leads to laughs — many, many laughs — that are part gleeful and part appalled...Though the script is candy for actors, at its core, 'Abigail’s Party' is merely a tale of a gathering gone wrong. Yet while you may have seen much of this before, this one’s still a must-see." Full Review
See it if You love to laugh. Hilarious British comedy - incredible performances by this extremely talented cast! The audience was in stiches!!
Don't see it if You don't like British humor or have trouble with accents.
See it if you enjoy brilliantly acted small cast character studies. That 70s Show without the teenagers.
Don't see it if you are interested in stories with big complicated plots. You don't like plays which ask you to form your own ideas about the unanswered.
See it if you like clever, witty dialogue, complex characters, and a realistic, cynical slice of married life.
Don't see it if you have trouble following fast-paced dialogue with British accents or prefer romantic, heroic characters.
See it if You like British theatre and comedy with a punch in the gut. Fine acting, directing and design with great attention to detail.
Don't see it if You don't like Mike Leigh films or if you prefer splashy and expensive B'way shows.
See it if you like a fun "Mad Men" type of play, with a lot of drinking, dancing and wonderful acting and direction.
Don't see it if you like plot, profound revelation or character growth. It is basically a long drunken party with predictable consequences....BUT FUN!
See it if If you love fantastic nuanced ensemble acting, and you want to laugh and think. If you love British humor, and relish intimate theater.
Don't see it if If you prefer broadway musicals, broad acting, and have difficulty with accents other than American.
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