Alexandra Lorillard, matriarch of the family, is a vigorous unyeilding lady in her middle years - sort of an American Lady Bracknell. Set in Pasadena in 1909, this delightful comedy is about what happens when the - surprise! - wife of Alexandra's recently-deceased son shows up to meet the family. Son Jack, it seems, lived in Japan and married a Japanese girl named Tsubaki. East meets West in this warm-hearted comedy - and each learns to respect and appreciate the other.