From the British novelist, this Tony Awardâ€“winning drama of family secrets delivers â€śbrilliantly effective . . . enormously provocative . . . theatrical suspenseâ€ť (New York Post).
The Callifer family has assembled in the English country home of Wild Grove where its patriarchâ€”a once-renowned rationalist and man of lettersâ€”nears death. Arriving unexpectedly to pay his respects is his son, James, a pariah among the Callifers, who finds a dark veil still drawn over his mysterious childhood. It was decades ago, when James was fourteen, that something happened to him in the garden shed, a black hole in his memories. For everyone else, itâ€™s an unforgettable source of uneaseâ€”and for some, unforgiveable. To discover the truth, James seeks out his ostracized uncle, an alcoholic priest with nothing left to lose. What unfolds makes for â€śsome of the most moving, forceful and compelling theatre since Eugene Oâ€™Neillâ€ť (The Harvard Crimson).
Graham Greeneâ€™s Tony Awardâ€“winning work for the stage made its Broadway debut in 1957 and was hailed by the New York Times as â€śan original drama that probes deep into the spirit and casts a spell.â€ť