Once upon a time, in the 1930s and '40s, Broadway thrived on large-cast comedies packed with eccentric characters, some of which won Pulitzer prizes ("You Can't Take It With You" in 1937, "Harvey" in 1945).
A decade later, John Patrick took his shot at the genre with "The Curious Savage," which didn't win the Pulitzer (that came two years later with "The Teahouse of the August Moon"), but it, along with "The Hasty Heart," proved among his more popular offerings for community theater companies.
It's been absent from local stages for quite a while, but the Westminster Community Theater is reviving it as part of the group's 50th anniversary season in a warm, wacky production directed by the one-man backstage show called Greg Z. Newcomb (he also designed the show's sound, lighting, props and set, as well as handling programs and photography).
"Savage" is set in an upscale convalescent hospital for affluent but mildly disturbed people, to which its heroine, Ethel Savage, is committed by her three grown, avaricious stepchildren. They are the play's real "savages," with a lower-case S.