Winner! 1999 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
Heather, Dennis and Tara are opening their cottage, Maple Lodge, for the summer and are expecting their formidable mother. The three a college administrator, a pharmacist and a twice divorced TV anchor woman have been coming to Maple Lodge all of their lives and Tara assures everyone that this summer will be the same as always once this weekend is over. She is wrong. Everything changes with the arrival an exotic stranger. In the meantime, Mother has won a Suitcase Dance to Mexico and will miss the big event Tara is hosting: the raising of a covered bridge to replace the beloved one burned to the ground by the Kingman brothers twenty five years ago. Her co chairman on the bridge committee, a local lumberman, just happens to be in love with Heather. Maple Lodge has kept many secrets, but they all come out this weekend.