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Albion Theatre present Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn

June 9, 2023June 25, 2023

The Kranzberg
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO United States

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Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of England’s most successful living playwrights. He is a master of using farce and comedy to examine marital and class conflicts in English society. One of his most successful works is Absent Friends which was written in 1974 in a decade that featured some of his best-known work, including The Norman Conquests and Absurd Person Singular.

A tea party is arranged supposedly to console an old school friend, but it reveals the troubled relationships of the others at the party. It is a blend of humor and poignancy and has been called “the saddest.…and the funniest” of his plays.

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