"This play is a fairy-tale," notes William Gibson in his notes to the New York production, "and all fairy-tales are dreams in which the hero goes forth on a pilgrimage through life; this one is no exception. Dinny is just the average American young man. He has only one fault; he is foolish, greedy, gullible, vain, confused, inconsiderate, lustful, ignorant, selfish, incompetent, lazy, immature, obtuse, frightened, cocky, and chronically self-deceived. He wants everything in the world, and expects it the easiest way. He believes he deserves only the best, and will settle for nothing less. Nevertheless, he is our hero…Reader, forgive him—he might have been you."
An enchanting play with music. Produced Off-Broadway.