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Father Tim Farley, a lover of the good things in life, is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. Without realizing it, he has resorted to flattering his parishioners and entertaining them with sermons that skirt any disturbing issues, in order to protect his Mercedes, his trips abroad and the generous supply of fine wines that grace his tabl ...more
Hardcover, 49 pages
Published December 31st 2002 by Dramatists Play Service (first published January 1st 1981)
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Kevin
There is something pleasantly suspended-in-aspic about this play, which dates from the half decade or so before AIDS when American popular culture seemed almost ready to give homosexuality a middle class liberal hearing. If American attitudes toward homosexuality have changes in 30 years ("let 'em get married and let 'em see just what they're missing" seems to be the unconvincing liberal badge of honor,"ït's önly fair") the church hasn't even come that far, so maybe this play isn't as irrelevant ...more
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Thirty years on this hasn't really dated. The reviewer in the New York Times was spot on in saying "First rate ... a wise, moving and very funny comedy about the nature of friendship, courage and all kinds of love." Spot on.

It's a good (though not a long) read. When I reached the end I thought how very much I’d like to see a professional staged production of “Mass Appeal”. Given that only two actors (though very good ones) are required; maybe this might just happen someday?

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A fantastic play filled with wit and wisdom.
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