Comedy/Drama. By William Gleason.
Cast: 4m., 3w. A comedy of surface humor yet with an undercurrent of tragedy at the failure of people to reach others. It begins with preparations for a party. Everyone is making the most of Mr. Winkler's birthday party. Everyone except for Mr. Winkler, that is. He's dead. The difficulty is that no one really notices. What his relatives don't know won't hurt them. So as the relatives arrive, they go right on with the party—each of them so wrapped up in self that no one is even aware of Mr. Winkler. Join in the Winkler family celebration. Help Mr. Winkler go out with a bang—instead of a sigh. A pointed, powerfully funny-sad play.
One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.