Katharine Hepburn returned triumphantly to Broadway as Mrs. Basil, a rich old lady living in a decaying English country house. She has a lesbian alcoholic cook who levitates and a grandson who is down from Oxford with a group that includes a left wing lesbian and her bi-racial girlfriend. The grandson proposes to the girlfriend and she accepts because she covets the estate. Years later, they return and Mrs. Basil gives them her house and joins the cook in a nearby asylum.
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