Office Hours


Funny and touching! A case for the classics, chapter by chapter!”
— The New York Times

“A polished naturalistic production that’s a cut above what one normally sees Off-Off-Broadway.
— Backstage

“A worthy idea, well-directed and staged!
— CurtainUp

Expert direction by Jim Simpson!”
— Associated Press

“Is a firm grasp of the classics necessary for a well-rounded education? Provoking, intriguing, powerful, extremely funny.
— Theatermania

“I recommend seeing Office Hours, it will make you smile and make you think. It stays with you longer than you expect. It is a good evening of thoughtful entertainment, and it makes me want to dive into a Classic text myself.”
— Reviews Off Broadway


Out with the old and in with the new.

Across college campuses in the ‘70s, teachers and students engaged in a battle of their own – making education relevant.

Written specifically for The Bats, this World Premiere tackles the Great Books curriculum and puts dead white men to the test.

Says Gurney, “I wrote OFFICE HOURS to be performed by The Bats at The Flea Theater. The play is designed to display the talents, energy, and versatility of these young actors.”


The show features two rotating casts of Bat Company Members Holly Chou, Louiza Collins, Tommy Crawford, Bjorn DuPaty, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Andy Gershenzon, Raúl Sigmund Julia, Betsy Lippitt, Maren Langdon, Turna Mete, John Russo and Wilton Yeung.

The design team includes Kate Sinclair Foster (sets), Jeanette Yew (lights), Jessica Pabst(costumes), Jill BC DuBoff (sound) and David Prittie (projections).


A.R. Gurney has been writing plays for over fifty years. Among them are: The Grand Manner, Scenes from American Life, The Dining Room, The Middle Ages, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, Sylvia, Far East, Ancestral Voices, Big Bill Indian Blood, Crazy Mary, and Buffalo Gal. At The Flea he has premiered Post Mortem, O Jerusalem, Screenplay, Mrs. Farnsworth and A Light Lunch. He has also written three novels, a few television scripts, several unproduced movies, and the librettos of two operas. Gurney is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has honorary degrees from Williams College and Buffalo State University, and taught literature at M.I.T. for many years.


OFFICE HOURS runs September 18 – November 7.
Tuesday – Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and Sunday, September 19 at 7pm.

The cast schedule for remaining performances is as follows
Wednesday 27-Oct 7pm Dante
Thursday 28-Oct 7pm Homer
Friday 29-Oct 7pm Dante
Saturday 30-Oct 3pm Homer
Saturday 30-Oct 7pm Homer
Tuesday 2-Nov 7pm Dante
Wednesday 3-Nov 7pm Homer
Thursday 4-Nov 7pm Dante
Friday 5-Nov 7pm Homer
Saturday 6-Nov 3pm Dante
Saturday 6-Nov 7pm Dante
Sunday 7-Nov 3pm Homer

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by clicking the red TIX link above. Tickets may also be reserved by phone at 212-352-3101.

For Group Sales – of groups or 10 or more – please call 212-226-0051, ext. 101.

Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available at the door only, starting at 6pm each Tuesday performance. Limit one ticket per person.

Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.