An honest, moving and courageous drama set in the early 1960s about two Columbia students rooming together in New York: Doug, a white, rebellious, young man; and Paul, an African-American. When the two disagree on their defi-nitions of love, a fight ensues, forcing a girl—the object of disagreement—to act as peacemaker. The shame and misconceptions of both young men are explored with devastating honesty. As the characters grapple to understand each other, their highly individualized sense of humor and gift of laughter are revealed, as well as their sensitivity to the topics of the day.
"An exciting new play by a new American dramatist…The best Off-Broadway play of the year." —NY Newsday. "Fine comedy…quivering with vitality, full of humor." —NY Herald-Tribune. "A spellbinder. A play written with skill, a play with something to say…Dialogue that is crisp, adult and put together the way people talk." —NY Telegraph. "Mr. Shurtleff has the feel of the theatre in his blood…Bright, truthful." —NY Times.