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A. R. Gurney

Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. is an American playwright and novelist. His works The Dining Room (1982); The Snow Ball (1991); and The Cocktail Hour (2013) (Lucille Lortel Award) have been previously produced at the Huntington. Mr. Gurney's other plays include Sylvia; Love Letters; Scenes from American Life (Drama Desk Award); Children, The Middle Ages; Richard Cory; The Golden Age; What I Did Last Summer; The Wayside Motor Inn; Sweet Sue; The Perfect Party; Another AntigoneThe Old Boy; The Fourth Wall; Later Life; A Cheever Evening; Overtime; Let's Do It (a Cole Porter musical); Labor Day; Far East; Darlene and the Guest Lecturer; and Ancestral Voices. The Dining Room is the second play ever produced by the Huntington (1982), which also produced The Snow Ball in 1991. He wrote the libretto for the opera Strawberry Fields with music by Michael Torke. His other novels include The Gospel According to Joe and Entertaining Strangers. He is the recipient of the 2011 Drama Desk Special Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, and New England Theatre Conference, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

(As of January 2019)

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