A young writer learns that comedy can be a grim business when she gets a job working on a television sitcom. Her colleagues insist that the show is both decent and real while their world descends into a ferocious madness. The Family of Mann hilariously questions who and what are invited into homes when the television is turned on.
"Taking a behind the scenes look at the making of a TV sitcom, playwright Theresa Rebeck doesn't adopt the Neil Simon approach. Attila the Hun is more like it. When she's funny, she's savagely funny. When she's serious, she draws blood." - N.Y. Newsday
"Everything rings fiercely, funnily, savagely true." - N.Y. Magazine