A. R. Gurney, “Office Hours” (2010)

a-r-gurney-office-hours-2010 “A.R. Gurney resurrects the culture clash over dead white males in his latest play, Office Hours, a wispy but congenial comedy structured as a series of tutorials tied to classical literature’s greatest hits. The play, which opened on Thursday night at the Flea Theater in a production directed by Jim Simpson, makes a gentle plea for the enduring worth of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare and the rest of the dear, derided DWMs as writers whose works illuminate everlasting problems of human life, even the lives of disgruntled feminists and deranged veterans of the Vietnam War.” [. . .]    –Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, September 30, 2010