As in any marriage Bette and Boo were full of high hopes, but as the years have progressed that hope has faded. Bette's long list of stillborns and Boo's love for drinking is made even more stressful by their families long lists of complaints and expectations. The family priest responds the best he can to help the couple--by impersonating a strip of frying bacon. As the years go on and the marriage disintegrates, their only son Matt looks back to understand what went wrong between his parents, and what finally went right. This Obie award-winning play casts away the shroud of what marriage should be, and instead shows everyone what love really is.