Painter Malcolm Raphelson-one of the celebrated “10 Unknowns”-faded into obscurity after turning his back on the world of commercial art. For thirty years he has lived in a remote Mexican village, drinking and occasionally painting. But suddenly Malcom’s style comes back in fashion and an ambitious art dealer is already setting up a comeback exhibition for works not yet painted. He provides Malcolm with a skillful assistant, Judd, who sparks the output of many bold paintings. But with the unexpected arrival of a beautiful young woman, Malcolm finds a muse, throwing off a carefully crafted balance which leads to the play’s explosive but hopeful conclusion.
“Line by line, the play is intelligent and elegantly written.” (Variety )