The madcap story of a scientist who instigates a nocturnal spree with
the Greek gods is arguably his most sparkling comedic achievement.
Hunter Hawk has a knack for annoying his ultra respectable relatives. He
likes to experiment and he particularly likes to experiment with
explosives. His garage-cum-laboratory is a veritable minefield, replete
with evil-smelling clouds of vapor through which various bits of
wreckage and mysteriously bubbling test tubes are occasionally visible.
With the help of Megaera, a fetching nine-hundred-year-old lady
leprechaun he meets one night in the woods, he masters the art (if not
the timing) of transforming statues into people. And when he practices
his new witchery in the stately halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
setting Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diana, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus
loose on the unsuspecting citizenry of Prohibition-era New York the
stage is set for Thorne Smith at his most devilish and delightful.