A hit Off-Broadway and later a film starring Russell Crowe, this play by gifted Australian writer Stevens explores the volatile relationship between an aging widower and his gay son. After meeting in a local pub, Jeff and a young gardener, Greg, hit it off and begin to date. When he meets Jeff's stubborn, opinionated Dad however, Greg begins to back off. Meanwhile Dad too has a new flame: a woman he met through a dating service. Put off by Jeff's homosexuality, prosaic Joyce too pulls away just before Dad suffers a stroke.
"A father son play with a big heart. Its first act has plenty of laughs, while the second half balances humor and pathos and includes a surprising conclusion...ought to run in resident theaters and summer stock for years to come." - Variety
"An old fashioned play in the best sense. There's a real story and fully developed characters an audience can care about." - AP