JASON, a Cambridge professor
of philosophy, separated from his wife, NITA, is enjoying
life with his mistress, MONICA, a young American university
lecturer. He's contemplating the future. Should he retire
and see more of the world, experience more of the life about
which he philosophises? In the first act he's full of contempt
for his wife whose image he projects as dowdy and uninteresting.
In the second act we discover that she's far from this image.
NITA is dazzling, energetic, and has a young lover. We realise
that JASONand NITA had wished the other to be what each became,
but only after they were separated!
A comic plot involving academics who get high
on a hash birthday cake, a recalcitrant daughter, and the
appearance of an illegitimate son who's a magician.