by David Storey
Directed by Garnet Colborne
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On a bare terrace stroll two old gentlemen, who greet each other courteously. They are soon joined by two women, known socially to the two men, and, later, by a young man. They discuss topics: the past, the weather, old friends, old loves, and the war. Are they perhaps in a small private hotel? In actuality, they are all patients in a psychiatric facility. Yet, in this day in their lives, there is much humour and good grace. By the time the day is over and the shadows fall, we as an audience are moved to compassion, sympathy, and respect for these extraordinarily ordinary people.
The play won the New York Drama Critics Award as Best Play of the Year (1970).
It was also included in the list of the 100 Best Plays of the 20th Century.