This extremely popular two-character comedy/drama has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally since it premiered with Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce.
Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps. During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret -- she is terminally ill -- and Michael shares his greatest gifts -- loyalty and compassion. As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they both transcend fear and mortality while the sun sets on their last dance.
"Thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving" – Hollywood Reporter
"A joy to watch!" - The New York Post
"A wonderful combination of comedy and bittersweet drama" – UPI
"As valuable as gold"- Miami Herald
"A delight... Impossible to resist!" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Very moving. Very Human. Very Funny" – London Sunday Telegraph
"Very funny. Unanimously acclaimed!" - Der Standard, Vienna
"Explosive and Hilarious." – Melbourne Herald Sun
"Standing Ovations!" – Variety
"Ingenious, tender, and very funny." - Galan, Madrid
"Positively moving. Sweeps you away!" - Hatzag, Tel Aviv
"One of the greatest nights of theater I have ever seen. You must see this show!" – Beverly Hills Weekly