A funny and tender drama that explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks – it’s tough just making ends meet. So when sharp-tongued single mother Margie loses yet another job, she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is back in town, Margot hopes he may be the ticket to turning her life around.
‘A smart, painful social comedy with a head and a heart’
— The Times
‘Excellent… a masterpiece of spiky social commentary’
‘Tough, genuinely funny and often deeply moving… the dialogue has a cracking energy and the beady observation of the class divide constantly rings true… shades of Mamet, but Lindsay-Abaire has a bigger and far more generous heart’
‘Blisteringly funny… deeply eloquent’
— Evening Standard
‘Very funny… offers a timely commentary on the gulf between the haves and have-nots’
— Time Out
‘Tough yet tender… by turns poignant and perceptive, full of twisting, well-plotted surprises’
— The Stage
Best Play – New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards 2011