Hawkins outlines, "The springboard situation of ANNIVERSARY WALTZ sounds startling. It turns out to be outrageously funny. On their fifteenth anniversary, a happy husband makes one wine-inspired mistake. He announces to his in-laws the romancing he and their daughter enjoyed before they were legally bound. The information is received with violent results by outraged grandparents and blase children…The payoff comes at the hilarious second-act curtain. The thirteen-year-old daughter chooses to tell an air audience of several dozen million people just what started all the trouble at home." From then on troubles mount, tempers rise, until everything explodes riotously and the play ends on a warm and tender note, all the family having gained a little more understanding of each other.
"A lightly funny treatise on domestic relations… —NY News. "ANNIVERSARY WALTZ knows how to be ecstatically funny and warmly human. Anybody between 13 and 70 will find some intimate association with this tale of rough domestic seas…its best laugh lines are shockingly funny" —NY World-Telegram.