Scottie Templeton’s a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage and fatherhood. Life’s been one continuous gag. But at fifty one, he finds the script’s been rewritten as a tragedy: he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie’s one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor, and after a bitter, revealing confrontation, father and son are reconciled. And it is Jud who gets Scottie to agree to be rehospitalized for treatment and then organizes a giant tribute to his father in a theatre.


Louis Daniels – Jerry L. Colbert

Dr. Gladys Petrelli – Sylvia O’Malley

Scottie Templeton – Jeffrey J. Reeck

Sally Haines – Diane Peterman

Maggie Stratton – Nancy Rollag

Jud Templeton – Rick Waldhart

Hilary – Deborah LeClair

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Jean Deltgen

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: David Krueger

Master Electrician: Don Nicklaus

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Betty Segor. Lynne Zimmermann

Special Prop Construction: Phil Segor

Make-Up Design: Mary Mooney

Hairstyle Design: Justin D. Deehr

Production Slides: Alice Maffongelli

Medical Consultation: Dr . Anthony Forkner, MD & Alice D. Maffongelli, R.N. M.S.N.

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Production Photographer: Gene Schuttey