This hilarious farce has some serious undertones. Rupert, an idealistic and romantic young orphan, has come to his uncle's house to commit suicide. This proves to be no easy matter. For one thing he is constantly attended by his uncle's attractive nurse/secretary. He is also constantly interrupted by a stream of visitors, at first fairly normal, but increasingly incredible. Rupert realizes all the visitors are the same three people and his attention is drawn toward understanding the preposterously Victorian plot in which he is trapped, and which, in a startlingly theatrical climax, he begins to understand.
"A grab bag of surprises. . . some of the funniest characters you'll ever see in a tight dramatic package." - News, Fort Myers.
"Every scene transcends not only the imagination, but melds into a literally death defying whole . . . a play as old and as contemporary as today." - Sarasota Journal.
"Truly zany. . . . The wackiness is infectious." - Time.