Susan and Tod Simon have been more or less continuously battling the entire 13 years of their marriage. As the play begins, they are on a 3 minute break, when in walks Gabe Mottola of Mottola Bros.-- a matrimonial repair service. He's gotten a distress call over his radio, and he's come to fix their marriage, at $55/hour, service call applied to the total, free estimates, no marital crack up too severe, intimacy guaranteed for one year. Gabe has trouble jump starting the Simon's marriage, though: so he calls in some back up help, which arrives in the form of a middle aged yenta sex pot named Muriel Ravitch, who belly dances under the name "Salome." Eventually, Salome and Gabe are able to get the Simon marital wreck humming again, before going off to the next job, and the next, and the next.
Published in I Love You, Two.