The Shadow Box
By Michael Cristofer
Directed by Jim O’Connell
In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
THE SHADOW BOX was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play in 1977.