Synopsis

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party $12.99

Mike Leigh

Published by Samuel French Ltd

2 Male 3 Female

Suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbors Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter is having at party at which her mother is less than welcome

Over drinks and snacks, good will, cliches and fatuous small talk abound. Tension escalates as a sense of marital strain between Beverly and Laurence emerges, Susan's anxiety as to what is happening at her daughter's party skyrockets increasingly evident as rock music penetrates the room, and Beverly and Angela offer some supremely tactless remarks

Horrific reality breaks into their smug world as Laurence has a fatal heart attack

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