An ageing monarch, a kingdom broken and a family lost to love. The blindness of sanity and the clear-eyed vision of fools and lunatics… fathers, sons and daughters, drenched in the storm of life.
The end of summer on the Gulf of Mexico, 1949. Friends, fractured families, and tired lovers gather, as they do every year, at Constance Tuckerman’s family home. This year, an old flame’s visit casts a harsh light on their illusions. Silly and heartbreaking, Hellman’s last and greatest play evokes Chekhov’s neurotic and tragic characters, and explores the great art of living together—including all the many ways “people change and forget to tell each other.”
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