By Craig Wright.
Cast: 4m., 2w. "The place is the small-town apple farm of 'Lindy' Linda and his wife, Cindy, whose uneventful life of affectionate bickering has been interrupted by two problems: a superfluity of apples and their niece Alison, a headstrong and quite pregnant young woman from Connecticut who's temporarily in residence. The father of Alison's child is a Coast Guard seaman named Jerry, who debarked for 'Nam after their fling and hasn't been heard from since. Cindy undertakes to make an honest woman of Alison by fixing her up with the local mortician's son, a painfully shy young man named Alec Burnside. Alison, still convinced that her beloved Jerry will show up any day, is displeased by her aunt's meddling but also reluctantly charmed by the lad's dream of leaving the funeral business and buying a flower farm. And then Jerry appears…and Alison, who wants a life full of purpose and adventure but hasn't a clue about where to find such things or even what they mean, must decide what she wants to do. Which dreamer should she choose—the feckless wanderer or the closet Thoreau? Her solution…transports this lovely play squarely into the realm of fable… At play's end, you feel that things have worked out as they should—that everything is possible for the young, and that love and wisdom have prevailed among their elders." (Philadelphia Inquirer) Unit set.