The regal Joshua Maynard, the old and ailing head of Joshua Maynard Books, a mid-sized, family-owned book-publishing house in New York City, must name a successor. One faction in the house backs a smart, "pragmatic" manager, the other faction a smart, "sensitive" editor. Each faction fears what the other man could do to this house—and to them. And, it proves, they are both right to fear. Meantime the bankers have their own ideas and so does Josh's daughter.
"If Kaufman and Hart had undertaken a comedy about the publishing business, they might have written ENDPAPERS…a breathlessly fast, funny, and thoughtful comedy…as good at characterization as at repartee; keeps you amused, guessing, and often surprised; and emerges almost profound in its empathy for the paradoxes of human nature." —NY Magazine.
"ENDPAPERS offers an exciting and dramatic glimpse of the personalities, idealisms and practicalities of the world of publishing." —NY Post. "…a sophisticated, literate, well-made play, a first-class entertainment. There may not be a more involving or more satisfying drama in town right now." —NYTheatre.com.