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BLT Tackles Family Issues In 'Ancestral Voices'


September 23, 2019

The cast of "Ancestral Voices" are: (seated, left to right) Julie Vorus, Al Edick, Vanessa Cowie (standing, left to right) Bob McCormack, Doug Sparks, Martha Hogenboom, Joe Narsavage. (Courtesy photo by Steve Rose)

Family life can get interesting – and humorous – when one member's choices impose unwelcomed change and attention on the rest.

"Ancestral Voices," a play by A.R. Gurney, captures one such entertaining evolution as each character, representing a different family member or friend, recounts their perspective about romance gone awry between a grandmother and grandfather, living in Buffalo, N.Y., during the World War II era. As with his other well-known plays, including "Love Letters," Gurney uses humor to study and expose the WASP (White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant) "ascendancy into retreat"...

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