By Noël Coward
A brilliant comedy about desperate housewives, this is Noël Coward at his best – sharp, witty and utterly sophisticated. Julia and Jane are the best of friends. Both are married to loving (if slightly dull) husbands, both are approaching middle age with a little regret and both have a secret past – they both have had an affair with a dashing Frenchman named Maurice. Now, Maurice is back in town, and the two embark on an evening of lusty anticipation and hilarious inebriation as they await his arrival.
One of Coward's lesser known plays, Asolo Rep was extremely fortunate to obtain the rights to this rarely performed gem. Its 1925 London premiere starred the notorious Tallulah Bankhead along with Edna Best in the leading roles.