By Scott McPherson
Beloved for its mordant humor and unflinching wisdom, Scott McPherson’s dark comedy allows us a moving view of one woman’s commitment to family and response to despair. Bessie lives in Florida where she cares for her pain-ridden aunt and ailing father, Marvin, who is confined to his bed and unable to speak. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, her only hope is to contact her long-estranged sister, Lee, to see if their bone marrow is compatible for a transplant.
Winner of the 1991–1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 1991–1992 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, the John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, and the 1991 Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award.
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