One of the author's acclaimed Gloucester based plays. This resounding success throughout America and Europe, starred Judith Ivey and Jason Robards on Broadway. A hilarious and deeply moving tale about the toughest, meanest teacher to ever set foot in Gloucester High School. Now Jacob Brackish is dying. He advertises for a housekeeper to look after him during his final year and hires mousey, 40 year old Katherine Hogan, forgetting that he flunked Katherine ... and her mother and father ... and her recently deceased husband. Kathleen relishes the idea of watching Brackish suffer, but, as his final year passes, memories inspire revelations that redefine the nature of their lives.
"Israel Horovitz has written his best play and roles worthy of Jason Robards, worthy of Judith Ivey, worthy of the blessed Music Box Theatre!" - The New Yorker
"Tickles, provokes, soothes and entertains.... The best outing since we drove along with Miss Daisy."- New York Magazine
"A bright and shining gem!"- CBS-TV