“…hilarious and touching…as comic sketch crazily succeeds comic sketch a whole pattern of American life emerges…” —NY Post. “…a thoughtful and superbly written comedy…” —Variety. “…often funny and rueful and, by the end, very moving.” —NY Times. This play by the American playwright A. R. Gurney is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events.