Morning’s At Seven
, Paul Osborn’s revered comedy classic, returns to New York for the first time in twenty years this fall featuring an all-star lineup of theatrical stars.
Set in the early 1920's in a small midwestern town, Morning's At Seven
tells the story of the 4 Gibbs sisters, all of whom live within within a "stone's throw" of each other. Now in their late 60's, the sisters and their husbands find themselves at a dramatic "fork in the road," forced to confront long-standing rivalries and betrayals as well as the fears and disappointments of advanced middle age. At once hilarious and deeply touching, Morning's At Seven
lays bare the inner workings of the American family in all its messy, embarrassing, ridiculous glory.
Throughout its history, Morning’s At Seven
has been showered with critical praise. Ben Brantley of the New York Times
hailed “Morning’s At Seven
surprises Manhattan theatergoers every time it comes around. It’s rare that a Broadway comedy seduces by stealth. The discreet miracle of Mr. Osborn's writing is in the shadows he weaves into the sunniest exchanges.” In his Variety
review, Charles Isherwood wrote “the play’s pleasures are durable ones, and it affords a cast of veterans a chance to display their gifts. Osborn’s writing is infused with clear-sighted but sympathetic wisdom." Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal
calls Morning’s At Seven
“a great American play.”