Blog entries posted during November 2013

Real Life Onstage: The Cocktail Hour and More

by: Sam Lasman at 11/01/2013 02:00 PM

“This play captures a slice of life that our audience will undoubtedly recognize. We have been talking about a revival of A.R. Gurney’s American comedy of manners for a few years now, and when we learned Maria Aitken was available to direct it, th...

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The History of the Martini

by: Sam Lasman at 11/14/2013 01:30 PM

When John’s mother Ann orders her drink — “a very dry martini, with plenty of ice... and a small twist of lemon” — her patrician credentials are on full display. The martini is the beverage par excellence of America’s much-dwindled leisure class....

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The WASP Life

by: Charles Haugland at 11/07/2013 09:26 AM

“Think much, speak little, write less,” read plaques on display in the homes of Isabella Stewart Gardner and J.P. Morgan. While the prep- schooled scions of the old-money elite controlled America’s political, business, and military establishment f...

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