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About this show

In this personal favorite of Jean Cocteau, a young man bursts to tell his parents that he has met the love of his life and intends to marry her. His mother is devastated by the news, while his father harbors a secret about the new girlfriend that could destroy them all. Torn between love and resentment for an undeserving family she supports, the sage and spinster aunt attempts to create some order out of this mess. This crackling farce satirizes the pretensions of bourgeois bohemians and a mother who dotes on her son, perhaps, a bit too much.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (2 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Connelly Theater, Off-Off-Broadway