Steve, a typical Aussie bloke, has retired from his company and passed the family business over to his confident son Jimmy, leaving his more sensitive son Luke out in the cold. This is just the latest in a lifetime of insults and rejection for Luke and he stops speaking to his father … for eight years.
Steve falls gravely ill and, wanting a measure of peace before the end, tries to make things right with Luke. Once Luke can finally see the love behind the bluster, he and Jimmy commit to doing whatever it takes to fulfil their father’s dying wish.
Crunch Time, David Williamson‘s final play after an astonishing 50 years of writing for the stage, displays his much-loved combination of wit and drama in a tale of family and duty set against current social issues.
‘Chair-gripping tension … Williamson’s trademark sense of dramatic irony is lively to the end.’—Sydney Morning Herald
‘There is as much humour … as joy, tenderness and disappointment.’—Sydney Arts Guide
‘A fine swan song for the finest playwright Australia has ever seen’—State of the Art