Uncle Bob lives in New York as an uproariously articulate hermit, separated from the wife to whom he is devoted—and who is devoted to him. He is visited by his nephew, Josh, who is without a job, without a completed college education, and without any sense of a future, all of which he faces with a wit and nervy desperation that finds its only match in his Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob has AIDS, and Josh has hitched from the Midwest, uninvited (profoundly uninvited), to take care of him. A loving and funny, abrasive and profane face-off ensues.
"…full of funny exchanges, a sharp sense of paradox and some genuine drama…sparks fly." —NY Daily News. "Intense…very funny…riveting." —The New Yorker. "UNCLE BOB moves Pendleton unequivocally into the ranks of noteworthy playwrights." —Nassau Herald. "…This is superb theater…one stunning surprise after another, unrelenting and uncompromising to the last, Austin Pendleton's play is a triumph…" —Drama-Logue.