Theater: Empty Bed Blues

FATHER'S DAY by Oliver Hailey

Divorce is major surgery. Even if the operation is a seeming success, the patient is never quite the same. The prevalence of divorce has had an incalculable effect on the fabric of U.S. society, but our playwrights rarely broach the subject. A notable exception is Oliver Hailey. His Father's Day examines the scar tissue of pain; yet his play is saturated with wry, bitchy, gallant and sex-laced humor, the kind of hilarity that rises from the ashes of despair.

Eight years ago, this play opened and closed in one night...

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