Composers and their stage works 



A. R. Gurney

Lost opportunities run throughout Austin's life as he waited for bad things to happen. An old girlfriend offers some spark, but she realises his life is too cold for her to join and leaves him to understand that the bad thing he was waiting for is really the way he lived his life.

Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, at a party, overlooking Boston harbour, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance with Ruth, a romance that had begun almost 30 years ago. Now a multiple divorcee, Ruth's personal life is in such turmoil that mutual friends look to Austin as Ruth's last shot at normality. At the same time, these friends are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness.

Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other - and themselves - while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.