Jeri Lee is about to close down her Dixie Girl Cafe in a Georgia town. She's a sweet, if slightly dotty, religious fundamentalist who believes she's destined to bear another Messiah and she's going to marry widowed Wayne Blossom, Sr., a fanatical right winger who runs a sheet metal shop and does a brisk business in bomb shelters on the side. Wayne, Jr., who runs the filling station, is a philanderer married to disillusioned, tomboyish Joy. The youngest of the Blossom family, Lanette, is going to college on a baton twirling scholarship. These are real people. Each one faces a personal holocaust; each one is saved from it or succumbs to it. The central idea has to do with the power of love.
"Best American comedy of the year." - WWD
"Inspiring, hilarious and touching, it skillfully blends madness, pathos and off beat philosophy...A lovely play." - The Newark Star Ledger