Reunion is a short, but touching play which shows the meeting between a father and daughter after nearly twenty years of separation. A play which pitches great emotion through restraint, awkwardness and small talk, it was first produced by the St Nicholas Theater Company, Chicago, on 9 January 1976, in a production directed by Cecil O'Neill. It was first produced in Britain in a double bill with Dark Pony at the King's Head Theatre Club, London, in February 1981.
'It would be hard to over-praise the way Mr Mamet suggests behind the probing, joshing family chat an extraordinary sense of pain and loss . . . although the play has astrong social comment about the destrictively cyclical effect of divorce, it is neither sour nor defeatist.' Guardian