The end of World War II is approaching and everyone in France is nervous: Germans, collaborators, and, above all, a vaudeville comic whose silent routines have masked his Jewish accent. Now he must play the most desperate comedy of all to save his life as he becomes a pawn in a dark farce. Lighting up this world is a growing affection between the performer and the lonely young grandson of the theater director. It is love for the boy which finally drives Little Slam to speak. Often wildly humorous, this is a farce of life and death. The final moment is shattering in its theatricality.
"A powerful drama and a great piece of theater." - The Milwaukee Sentinel
"Intriguing and entertaining." - The Milwaukee Journal