We are excited to bring you Alan Ayckbourn’s brilliantly constructed farce, Relatively Speaking. This was Ayckbourn’s first hit, even earning him a congratulatory telegram from Noel Coward. This smart, perfectly-crafted comedy of mistaken identities and motives will have you roaring with laughter while reflecting ever so slightly on the ups and downs of married life, the “fascinating intimations of the middle-class marital angst that was to become his speciality.” (The Guardian)
Ginny and Greg are in love, and despite the awkward amount of unexplained flowers and chocolates oddly filling her flat, Greg proposes as Ginny is heading off for the day to see her parents – or so she says. Greg has found the address and manages to arrive first to surprise her and ask her father for her hand. The problem is, these are not, in fact, Ginny’s parents! The “parents,” Sheila and Philip, welcome Greg into their house, each thinking he is someone else. The unraveling of this hilarious mess is so well-constructed, it’s no wonder Sir Noel wrote to Ayckbourn!
Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.
Part of the Art Events for Relatively Speaking
Free Beer Friday: Following regular Friday performances sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. in The Liberty Group lobby (previews excluded).
After-parties following all Saturday performances, including a special reception on Opening Night, in The Liberty Group lobby.