A dark comedy set in the Bronx, 1985, where Shanley’s poetic Brooklyn prose runs truly rampant. After Donna tries to unsuccessfully harpoon her ex-lover Tommy’s heart to a moral compass, she fires it next at her father. Trying doggedly to resolve the conundrum of true love versus lustful fixation, Donna drives them speedily to an abrupt outcome that neither her nor Tommy are ready for.
"The Dreamer Examines His Pillow" rips open and ransacks the heart by unleashing an unbridled story of the grittiest unsolved mystery of nature. Love, you can’t live with it but without love life is meaningless.