Deathbed eloquently paints a landscape of longing and desperation as its characters struggle to come to terms with loss and suffering. Martha has cancer and demands attention; Danny doesn't want to deal; Thomas would rather forget; Steven loves too much; Susan feels betrayed; Martin is confused and Ian wants to know what death is really like. Funny and deeply touching, Deathbed explores the boundaries of human compassion in the midst of personal suffering. Is it wise to embrace one's vulnerability and face death head-on? Or is it better to just read a book and have a sandwich?
"An unforced, gorgeous harmony." - Variety
"A coolly thoughtful and taut meditation by the stylish playwright Mark Schultz. Following the lead of Mamet and Albee, Mr. Schultz builds deceptively complex exchanges out of short punchy scenes." - New York Times
"A moving comedy-drama blessed with splendid production."
- Backstage.com, Critics Pick