Time of the Cuckoo


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Arthur Laurents

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 5 Female

The main character in this gentle, perceptive comedy is a secretary who is quite a bit past her youth and still unmarried. She has earned a vacation in Europe and finds herself in a pleasant pension in Venice

She is a warm, natural, forthright American woman with no complexes and a normal desire for affection, which she receives from a gallant, middle aged shopkeeper

Her sense of the way life should be conducted is jolted when she discovers that this man is contentedly married and has several children. Face to face with the difference between the American and the European view of morality, she seethes with conflict

She can have a short love affair if she chooses. Her effort to make the choice is the crux of the play

"A lovely play" ~ N.Y. Times

"An adult and incisive comedy drama" ~ N.Y. Journal American

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