Ty Wain, played by Tim Daly in Los Angeles, is at the bottom of his life in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Colorado. He meets Donna Sicard, a teacher in rehab for the third time; if she fails this round she may lose her child to foster care forever. They form a bond that helps them understand their situation and then realize that to overcome addiction, they must sacrifice their relationship. Three years later Ty is struggling to paint a portrait of Donna and, as he paints, he discovers the true nature of love.
"A slow dance filled with acerbic wit, playfulness, appreciation and love." - Outlook
"The play has truth...never becomes maudlin and has honest affection."
- The Los Angeles Times
"As an acting exercise, this thing is perfect...Makes the actors look wonderfully flexible, and the director devilishly clever." - New York Magazine
"Though serious in its subject matter the play is full of laughs. Cardinal's dialogue is sharp and witty." - The Daily Bruin, UCLA