George Oppenheimer's brief summation: "It skirts about the fairy story of Sleeping Beauty, but never settles for long in one mold. There is social comment on conformity and other failings of our modern civilization; there is Satire/Political Satire of the mores of the rich and the not so rich; there is also pure, unadulterated, old-fashioned romance, a commodity too rarely hawked from our contemporary stage. The story deals largely with the conflict between summer visitors to the South Shore of Long Island and two of the permanent residents who become entangled in their lives. The visitors, rich, sophisticated, conventional (although they would bridle at the word), have come for the wedding of a lovely young girl and a highly eligible young man. There is, however, one deterrent to this eminently suitable alliance. The bride-to-be keeps falling asleep, especially on those occasions when her intended discusses their secure and predictable future. During one of these naps another young man, poor, unambitious and unshackled, kisses the girl and wakes her up with a vengeance. From then on, there is a battle between the kissing boy's mother, as free a soul as her son, and the two mothers of the prospective bride and groom. And in the middle is caught an attractive man, who is inextricably involved with both camps."
A Broadway success. "…a most delightful high-style comedy—the kind of literate, graceful, imaginative and sharp-witted comedy our American dramatists have neglected to write of late." —NY Daily News. "It is at all times inventive and original. And, more importantly, it possesses that rare combination in our current theatre, a mind and a heart. " —NY Newsday. "…a bravura display of pungent wit." —NY Times.