Harper is haunted by the memories of her father, and everyone should be so lucky to have Patrick Ryan Sullivan be their dad. As a professorial TS Eliot fan, his character dons glasses that make him resemble the "Wasteland" poet. His onstage presence is mammoth, and he owns every moment. There is an instance in Act 2 where his speech to Harper brings the audience to tears; I could hear so much sniffling around me that for a moment I thought the majority of the audience had a cold. It's powerful stuff, and Sullivan's heartfelt performance punches it up a notch.