"A Neil Simon comedy is like a lemon sorbet, tart and sweet and sharp with a melt in the mouth freshness that lingers long after the initial fizz has faded. So it was with this neatly whipped up and sparkling production."
Herb Tucker is a spent force. Once Hollywood’s most sought after scriptwriter, he now lives in a ramshackle house, with only a compassionate girlfriend and two home grown trees in his backyard for comfort. So when his 19 year-old daughter, Libby, who he hasn’t laid eyes on since she was a baby, breezes into his life, he instinctively rejects all that she stands for – vivacity, ambition and hope! What follows is a hilarious and heart warming battle of wits between father and daughter.The play opened in 1994 and was an instant success. It toured extensively through India and the Middle East.
“Directed by Indian theatre whiz-kid Rahul da Cunha, the play has polish – a rarity in the Indian English theatre circuit.”
Nazaneen Challawala, Khaleej Times, Dubai
“Shernaz Patel is excellent…she’s tomboyish and tough, always ready with a quick retort, yet her vulnerability is never far from the surface.”
Kamala Ramchandani, The Afternoon, Mumbai
“A Neil Simon comedy is like a lemon sorbet, tart and sweet and sharp with a melt in the mouth freshness that lingers long after the initial fizz has faded. So it was with this neatly whipped up and sparkling production.”
Geeta Doctor, Indian Express, Chennai
A warm and whacky exploration of a relationship between a daughter on the verge of womanhood and a father who is a burnt out playwright struggling with that familiar complaint - Writer's Block....Keith Stevenson as the father,beer-bellied, balding, belligerent and beleaguered is brilliant. Shernaz Patel as Libby is equally expressive, acting all the way up from her boots...Altogether a sparkling production.