This drama, set in the living room of a house in Pittsburgh in 1979, is about three women one niece and two aunts. Aunt Meg has come to be with her sister Nan, whose husband is upstairs in agony, dying of cancer. She is also taking advantage of this opportunity to flee her abusive husband. The niece, Pita, arrives to try and cheer everyone up; but the only effect she has is to make everyone even more nervous and upset particularly when they learn that ungainly, plain, not too bright Pita is going to have a baby. It is obvious to everyone but Pita that her boyfriend is decidedly not Mr. Wonderful. Neither is Meg's husband Chuck, who shows up in the end to stir things up, only to receive his come uppance at the hands of none other than the thick Pita!
"A thoroughly satisfying play.... The situation ... is certainly sad, but the play is anything but depressing." - New Yorker
"Has a familiar truth to it." - New York Post