Newhouse Theater

ANCESTRAL VOICES is set in Gurney's hometown of Buffalo, New York in the 1940's. It is a bittersweet story, perceived through the eyes of young Eddie, whose family is turned inside out when his grandmother unexpectedly divorces his grandfather in order to marry his grandfather's best friend. Simultaneously, the outside world is undergoing temporal changes and we follow the family through the ensuing decades of war and social upheaval. As with Gurney's popular play Love Letters, ANCESTRAL VOICES was written to be performed informally, with actors reading from scripts. Following the model of Love Letters, we again had different actors performing throughout the run of ANCESTRAL VOICES.