From Friday, 25 September 2015, to Sunday, 11 October 2015


The setting is the Fourth of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their respective spouses are striving to have a comfortable summer getaway in an uncomfortable setting - their dead gay brother's beach house. As their weekend in the sun unfolds, the two couples do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities.  The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold, and the barbs fly fast and furious in this dark comedy.  MATURE CONTENT


Rich Bockelkamp (Sam Truman)

Andrew Criss (John Haddock)

Anna Jackson (Sally Truman)

Valorie Jarrell (Chloe Haddock)

The bright wit that has always marked Mr. McNally's writing and the wrenching sorrow that has lately invaded it are blended deftly throughout three concurrently funny and melancholy acts. The evening's moods are as far-ranging as its allusions to "A Star Is Born" and Virginia Woolf and as changeable as its incidental score, which runs from the show-biz cacophony of "Gypsy" to the serenity of "Cosi Fan Tutte."
-Frank Rich, NY Times, 1991

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