The scene is the backyard terrace at the up-to-date home of Wylan, a once-adventurous young man who has settled down to the small town affluence provided by his family's auto parts stores. Wylan has also lost his wife, Esta, to the easygoing, beer-guzzling Cooper, who once worked for him and whom he has hired to paint his house. Esta also turns up to ask whether she can use Wylan's shower, and shortly thereafter they are joined by Davis, once Cooper's best friend and now the manager of one of Wylan's stores. As it happens, the reason why Cooper lost his own job was because he "covered" for his erstwhile friend when Davis stole time off to visit a bordello—and the resulting feud between the two forms the very funny heart of the play. Add in Esta's announcement that she plans to move away for good and the declaration by Davis' wife, Roxy, that she is departing for Paris and three years at cooking school; and you have the ingredients for some hilarious complications—in which friendship and forbearance are sorely tested but, somehow, prevail.
A warmhearted comedy of manners—Tennessee style—in which a group of appealing, if zany, characters somehow manage to reconcile their very funny differences. First presented by New York's noted WPA Theatre. "…Ketron's wittiest and most cohesive play to date, full of unexpected turns and remarks from left field that end up being very tightly tied to the main point." —Village Voice. "One of the best comedies to come down the pike…" —BackStage. "There is a real comic and inventive mind at work here." —The Villager.