PG | | Comedy
Pitch black comedy about a young nihilistic New Yorker coping with pervasive urban violence, obscene phone calls, rusty water pipes, electrical blackouts, paranoia and ethnic-racial conflict during a typical summer of the 1970s.
Jules Feiffer's original play only lasted on Broadway for 7 performances in 1967. It did however enjoy a more successful run in London with the Royal Shakespeare Company the following year which prompted a revival on Broadway in 1969. This proved to be much more popular, running for 400 performances.
Why don't you call me 'Dad'?
Alfred Chamberlain: I didn't call my own father 'Dad.'
Mr. Newquist: What did you call him?
Alfred Chamberlain: I didn't call him anything. The occasion never came up.