The slab boys are teen age factory workers entrapped by Scotland's rigid social and economic structure. Their narrow dream is to graduate to a desk job or, in rare cases, to break away into the world of art and design. Using humor as his primary instrument, the author skillfully conveys the frustrations of disengaged young people in this comic work that was a success at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and in New York at the Hudson Guild Theatre and on Broadway.
"We laugh at the banter and we care about the burdens of the characters about young hope at an early standstill." - N.Y. Times.
"The play is human and funny.... Characters bristle with comic animosities or falter in bittersweet absurdities." - N.Y. Magazine.,/em>