"A POWERFUL MUSICAL"
~ Richard Cameron (Broadway Global)
When teenager Tom Dawley mustered up the courage to come out to his deeply religious parents, the reception to this news was everything he feared. Before long, they kicked him out of their home and told him not to return until he'd mended his "wicked" ways.
Now, years later—amidst the turmoil of 1980’s America—Tom is alone and diagnosed with AIDS, and the only people he can turn to in his final days are family.
After a short stint living with his sister Katie, Tom soon finds himself back under the roof of the parents who scorned him: his father, George, a pious, self-righteous man, and his mother, Louise, whose desperate need to connect with her son directly conflicts with her faith and her husband’s stubborn dogmatism.
Their road isn't an easy one, but with the help of Sammy Emmanuel—an unapologetically upbeat hospice nurse who pulls no punches—Tom, George, Louise, and Katie learn lessons in love, acceptance, forgiveness, and the importance of family in a less than tolerant world.