Albert Cobb was going to be a farmer, so his Army buddies called him "Plowboy". One buddy, Larry Doyle now dying, has come for a last visit hoping to content himself that he did one good deed: saving Albert's life during a wartime scrimmage. He finds a man who has failed at farming and everything else, including marriage. With a disabled child, deceived by his wife and his own beliefs, Albert's attempts to deceive Larry only make the deception more evident, leaving him alone with his own self-delusions. By the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses.
"A starkly taut, clear cut drama painful in its insights, poignant in its subtleties." - The New York Herald Tribune
Who'll Save the Plowboy? premiered at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City in January 1962. The production was presented by T. Edward Hambleton and Norris Haughton.