In this very funny ten minute play, Lester, a man in his late eighties, fourth husband to Becky, also late eighties, comes home to their trailer from bowling one evening and discovers a mule and two goats in their yard, and then has a terrible time getting Becky to explain to him what they're doing there. Becky has always wanted a donkey. She didn't realize it was a mule until she had already fallen in love with it. She took the goats because the mule was fond of them and she was afraid somebody would eat them. Becky hopes to breed mules. While Lester is trying to explain to Becky that you can't breed mules, the mule is out in the yard fornicating with the cow. But all this might not be so much about mules and goats and the difference between mules and donkeys as it is about how lonely you get when you're old and your husband is always out bowling. A great showcase for two veteran actors.
Becky also appears as a much younger person in a number of Nigro's other plays, including Dramatis Personae, The Circus Animals' Desertion, French Gold, November, and Hallucination.
Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others