Play Memory: A Drama in Two Acts
Characters: 8 male, 3 female
Harold Prince staged this drama on Broadway with Donald Moffat starring as a Canadian salesman and father determined to drink himself to death. Cam MacMillan he is full of pride for in his heritage as a descendant of the Scottish laird who originally settled the area and for his success as a salesman. His downfall begins during World War II when he gets involved in black marketing gas rationing coupons. Although he does not go to jail, he loses his job and spends the rest of his life waiting for the world to come to him and apologize.
"A drama of searing vitality and power." N.Y. Post.
"Utterly moving. The piece is almost a nightmare of serenity that is touched by poetry, illuminated by perception and cleansed by tears." N.Y. Times.
"One of the most touching ... plays I can remember." CBS Radio.