On Friday, April 3, Of Good Stock elicited from the audience lots of laughter, a few achingly felt tears—and, in the end, a boisterous standing ovation.
Helping salute the playwright and artists in grand fashion was The Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar at the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel. As the management and staff have done so beautifully in the past, they threw a theme party that both echoed the play’s Cape Cod setting and satisfied the appetites of First Nighters.
Among the treats, lobster rolls, New England clam chowder and Boston cream pie. And the signature drink? A Stockton Smash, made, of course, with good scotch, which the play’s three Stockton sisters (and their significant others) would have appreciated.
The play “buzz” throughout the restaurant included these overheard phrases: “Love, love loved it!” … “I’m still laughing—and crying!” … “One of the best new plays I’ve ever seen!”
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