The Curious Savage
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.”
The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but the gentle warmth and dignity of the residents of "The Cloisters" help Mrs. Savage as she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase.
The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.