Accent on Youth

Monday, October 24 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 
Accent on Youth

Accent on Youth

Accent on Youth – Theater Review


Accent on Youth, a Broadway comedy from the 1934-35 season. David Hyde Pierce heads the cast in this rollicking salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Stephen Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary offers him new inspiration.


This is what I would call butler comedy, in that it obviously has a butler in it. If this is your cup of tea, then you might like “Accent on Youth”. You can tell, I didn’t. I suppose the reason most people are going to go is because of David Hyde Pierce, but I just found the whole thing a bit tedious. It was written a long time ago. It is set in the ’40s. The costumes are fabulous, but not worth your time. One star.