Two short plays by the author of Sacrilege capture with spunky bittersweet comedy the blaze of life that often precedes death. In Last Respects, Norman flees from the hospital where he is dying of cancer to smoke one last cigarette in the park where he has been grounds keeper his entire adult life. Casey in Last Requests arranges a meeting with her lifelong love from whom she has been estranged. In their favorite cafe, she tells an unsuspecting Brian she has cancer. Abetted by a gay waiter, a wine loving fortune teller and some cafe regulars, the star crossed lovers are reunited and Casey's request to be buried next to Brian is lovingly granted.