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Time of My Life

Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn


by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Mae Whalen
Jan. 19,20,21,26,27,28, Feb. 2,3, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, 2:00 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

Businessman Gerry Stratton and his wife Laura are at their favourite Italian restaurant to celebrate Laura's birthday with their sons Glyn and Adam and their partners. It's a festive occasion, but there are undercurrents of trouble—with Gerry's business, with the relationships within the family and with the sons' own relationships.

Those issues become more apparent as the dinner progresses, post-dinner drinks arrive, the younger people leave. Then, the action branches out to show us both what happens next and what happened before, in a structural twist that is classic Ayckbourn.


"Which coupleís plight you most respond to will depend upon which age and stage you are at yourself—hopeful young lover; jaded parent or philosophical empty-nester. But there can be few who donít see something of themselves in this."

- The Independent

This comedy charts, chats, and chomps its way through the rise and fall of a middle-class family's fortunes and relationships. As we dash through the past, present and future, the play suggests that living in the moment is the best time of all.

Time of My Life had its premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, U.K. in 1992, followed by a 12-week run at London's Vaudeville Theatre in 1993. It was revived at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2013.


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We would like to acknowledge that this production takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We honour and give thanks to the land, its inhabitants and their enduring cultures.


Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

Born in 1939 in Hampstead, London, Sir Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and has written 87 full-length plays, such as Absurd Person Singular, The Norman Conquests, Bedroom Farce and Communicating Doors, many of which have been produced in London's West End and New York as well as around the world.

His theatrical career began straight out of school when he worked as an acting assistant stage manager with Sir Donald Wolfit. As an acclaimed director, he has worked extensively in the West End and at the National Theatre.

His first West End hit was Relatively Speaking, which was produced at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967. He was the Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from 1972 to 2009, where the majority of his work has been and continues to be launched.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through Kingston Grand Box Office, 613-530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.

Links

Wikipedia: The play Wikipedia: Alan Ayckbourn Alan Ayckbourn website