Too ridiculous to read.
Michael – 30, central character, his apartment, east 50’s
Donald – Michael’s boyfriend
Alan – 30, straight man
Emory – Short and ugly, queen
Larry – had a thing with Donald
Hank – Married, with Larry
Bernard – 28, black
Cowboy – Hired stripper
Harold – The instigator, arrives late, another boyfriend of Michael’s
Feels about as wholesome as smoking cigarettes and drinking whiskey. Perhaps interesting as a time capsule period piece. But subsequent developments have stolen a lot of the drama moments, i.e., “Oh my god! THESE GUYS ARE ALL GAY!!!!” A good range of characters, but also some cliches. Meanwhile it’s 1968 but nary a peep about any larger issues in the world.
Monumental. Would love to see it.
Godot like. The device of the dumb waiter going up and down is good.
I can still remember the shock of seeing THE HOMECOMING with Stockard Channing at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1987. I was a volunteer usher. Didn’t do much ushering that night. Was mainly standing in the back watching. A masterpiece. Must have scared the shite off them in 1965.
Nothing special. With the Mexican punchline and multiple wives/girlfriends gag, probably past its sell by date now.
A mysterious blind “negro” in the basement. Probably not going to be revived any time soon. An unconscious statement of white fear? Some good menace and indirection. Lots of maddeningly unanswered questions.