For six years Tomby has pretended to be retarded while his twin brother has tried to kill him, his sister is in love with him and her finance wants him dead. Father is brain damaged from a Navy wound and it is up to hard working Mom to hold the family together. She knows everyone's secrets but keeps them to herself so the family boat won't rock. The play opens on the eve of the twins' birthday. Winner of a NEA grant when presented at Actors Studio and produced on PBS Television Theatre with Richard Dreyfuss and Geraldine Fitzgerald, this is an unusual family story.
"Murderously funny, moving play.... It focuses on the various natures of true love." - L.A. Times
"Off center comedy drama of the Jerome family coming of age, in spite of bizarre behavior madness, duplicity and even a touch of incest.... [It] has truly touching moments.... Mr. McKay's writing is at top form, powerfully funny and wise." - Variety
"Hilarious, stirring and deep." - Herald Examiner