“A deftly constructed and cunningly written piece, hovering between a parody and a homage to the gay play.” Donald Lyons, The New York Post
The Last Sunday in June and Other Plays
The Last Sunday in June, If Memory Serves, and The Twilight of the Golds
978-0-8021-4136-1 • $13.00 • Paperback • June 2004
The Last Sunday in June:
In their Greenwich Village apartment, Tom and Michael plan to spend a quiet Gay Pride Day contemplating their impending move to the suburbs. But with the parade happening just outside their window, friends drop by to enjoy the view. When the gang finds out that Tom’s ex, James, is engaged to a woman, an impromptu “intervention” takes placeigniting a chain of events that rocks the foundations of Tom and Michael’s relationship.
The Twilight of the Golds:
Suzanne Gold is pregnant, which is wonderful news to her close-knit Jewish family. Her geneticist husband, Rob, arranges an advanced amniocentesiswith unexpected results: the baby will probably be “like David,” Suzanne’s gay brother. When the couple considers terminating the pregnancy, David fights for the life of the child, seeing it as a referendum on his own existenceand the ensuing debate changes this loving and seemingly liberal family forever.
If Memory Serves:
Diane Barrow was once America’s Sweetheart, everybody’s favorite sit-com mom. But now her career is kaput and she longs to recapture the spotlight. She gets her wish when her son Russell inadvertently accuses her of molesting him as a child. Is it all a mistake? Or is Russell finally remembering the truth? Repressed memory, identity politics, and the media circus provide the backdrop as Russell and Diane fight to make sense of the past and separate the truth from prime-time fantasy.