Newt Reece, who has spent most of his adult life discovering new ways to take the flavor out of frozen foods, rebels. He decides that while he's still young he should take some time for himself to do the things he really enjoys—like being with his wife. Mary, his wife, is aghast at this. It's not part of the proper suburban way of life at all. But Sally, his teenage daughter, is delighted. The neighbors react in various ways; most of Mary's PTA friends are charmed by Newt; but the grocery and the bank cut off his credit immediately. Newt's boss is convinced Newt must have a better offer from another frozen foods firm, and he comes up with one lavish bid after another, in an attempt to persuade Newt to stay with the old firm. Through all this, Newt manages to straighten out the lives of a couple of unhappy neighbors and, in the end, persuades his wife that they're entitled to a little time and fun for themselves before old age sets in.
"A sweet and spotless domestic comedy which should do very well in the thousands of community theatres across the land." —NY Daily News.