A.R. Gurney was a playwright whose plays include: Scenes From American Life, Children, Th Dining Room, the Middle Ages, Richard Cory, The Golden Age, What I Did Last Summer,, The Wayside Motor Inn, Sweet Sue, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, The Snow Ball (adapted from his novel), The Old Boy, The Fourth wall, Later Life, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Overtime, Let's Do it (A Cole Porter Musical), Labor Day, Far east, Darlene and the Guest Lecturer, and Ancestral Voices. Opera credits: the libretto for STRAWBERRY FIELDS, with music by Michael Torke, part of the Central Park Opera trilogy presented by the New York City Opera in the Fall of 1999. Novels include: "The Gospel According to Joe," "Entertaining Strangers," and "The Snow Ball." Awards: Drama Desk, N.E.A., Rockefeller Foundation, New England Theatre Conference, Lucille Lortel, American Association of Community Theatres, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Honorary degrees: Williams College and Buffalo State University. Gurney was on the faculty of M.I.T. until 1996. He is the husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of six.