Published by Dramatists Play Service
3 Male 2 Female
But before he's able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past - including his attire!
Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window
And Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a Black Tie affair
"Mr Gurney's Black Tie is one of this prolific writer's most enjoyable plays in years, a modest but effortlessly engaging comedy about the generational shifts in the subset of humanity ... insightful and touching in its depiction of a man welcoming back that ghost many of us have to banish consciously from our minds as we grow older - the voice of a parent (or grandparent) that becomes an internal barometer of the propriety of our behavior, whether we like it or not" ~ NY Times