Abigails Party is a suburban situation comedy of manners, and a satire on the aspirations and tastes of the new middle class that emerged in Britain in the 1970s. This evening, suburban socialite Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party, despite Laurence arriving home late from work. They have invited their new neighbors, married couple Tony and Angela, along with their recently divorced, next door neighbor Susan, who has been banished from her home as her teenage daughter Abigail is throwing her first party. As the drinks flow, tensions rise. Beverly flirts with Tony, while Laurence sulks on the sofa. Sniping, bickering, and drunken dancing ensue.
On a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, Abigail's Party was placed 11th. It also appeared in a Radio Times poll to find the top 40 greatest TV shows on British television, published in August 2003.
Mike Leigh OBE FRSL (born 20 February 1943) is an English writer-director with a career spanning film, theatre and television. He has received numerous accolades, including prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, the Venice International Film Festival, three BAFTA Awards, and nominations for seven Academy Awards. He also received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2014, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1993 Birthday Honours for services to the film industry.
Encore Performances Fri Dec 29th & Sat Dec 30th @ 7:30pm
Beverly - Josi Twigt
Laurence - Ted Schroeder
Angela - Kristi Ann Jacobson
Tony - Charles Smith
Sue - Ronni Wolfe
Director & Producer - Gary Fetterplace
Set design and Build - Gary Fetterplace
Scenic Artist - Tina Henley-Hicks
Costumes & Props - Kristi Ann Jacobson
Lighting Design - Erik Lawrence
Production Assistants - Brian Mulligan, Josi Twigt
The Grange Hall
10340 Madison Ave NE
Bainbridge Island 98110
(not ADA accessible)