“Write about what you know.” Bill Cain took that advice, and this is the dazzling result—a play about a family so appealing that you want to find a comfortable chair and settle down in their living room. When Bill comes back home to care for Mary, his often maddening (but always funny) mother, he tells the family story as it unfolds—in evocative flashbacks. The memories are both bitter and sweet, for this is a family with its own set of commandments. They squabble, yes, but even their arguments are beguiling.
by Bill Cain
directed by Kent Nicholson
Presented by South Coast Repertory
Show times vary: Sun - Wed eve at 7:30pm; Thurs - Sat eve at 8pm; Sat and Sun mat at 2:30pm