An artist named Kyra has had a complete emotional breakdown and shows barely any signs of recovery. Now under the care of a friendly nurse, Kyra's greatest terror is to be sent to a mental institution. Just days before she is to be committed, Kyra is visited by Viola, an old friend from the art world who has come looking for a loan. Viola offers only "hilarious" updates and gossip about the successes of all the people who abandoned Kyra to her madness, those who left her alone and now judge her as the only one from their group to be a failure - the one exception.
"The One Exception betrays the playwright's desperation in his old age, a terrible fear of loneliness and the cruel isolation of despair." - Bruce Weber, The New York Times