Brian and Tom ask their liberal and forward-thinking parish priest, Father Raymond, to witness and bless their vows to each other. Although Father Raymond understands their affection for each other, he holds that they must live a celibate life if they wish to be part of the Church. Brian is outraged. Tom becomes reflective, as Father Raymond's words strike a chord in him. Brian's sister, Irene, a concert pianist, is single and pregnant from an affair. Brian has convinced her to have the baby, which he and Tom will adopt. Irene, desiring nothing more than her brother's happiness and security, tries to mediate between Brian and Tom and Father Raymond. Much to her surprise she discovers a deep attraction to Father Raymond. The attraction turns out to be mutual, forcing Father Raymond to reexamine his life of commitment and loneliness. In the meantime, Brian's and Irene's mother, Rose, works very hard through her confessor, Father Nash (who is also Father Raymond's confessor), to come to terms with her son's and daughter's "exotic" lifestyles. As Tom begins to pull away from Brian, Father Raymond moves closer to Irene. Tom's and Brian's catalytic request creates five separate and linked spiritual journeys, each seeking to balance passion and faith.
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Absolutely GREAT play. I saw it off broadway this summer and fell in love with it. It is the story of two men who are gay and want to get married. they know it isnt legal but they decide to ask their preist if he will do it for them. There is much more to it then that but i recomend getting the play and reading it for your self. its much more then another 'gay play'