Jeffrey Solomons play is a tour-de-force of skilful writing and performance. The show smacks of class. Reflecting a dual coming out story, Solomon plays the characters of the gay son, coming out to his parents for the first time in his twenties, and the domineering mother, who has to come to terms with all the things that plague domineering mothers with gay sons
fear of contracting AIDS
having to face the monsters of realisation that her son could end up as a character in the horror stories shes heard related to gay culture
the guilt of maybe contributing to the terrible fate of her sons gayness
the desperate attempt to cling to the idea that it might be a passing phase
that marriage or counselling might solve the issue
But gradually, over time, we see the two of them adjust
the son has to adjust to the fact that now hes out to his mother, that involves a new level of trust and communication...