When the power goes out after a powerful storm
in a small town in the Florida panhandle,
Wanna June Duke is determined to enjoy
a languid evening under the stars by
the light of the full moon. But her son
Roy Boy picks up (literally) their persnickety
neighbor Miss Bailey and deposits her in a
lawn chair in the yard; her eldest daughter
Dot arrives after leaving her husband;
and her younger daughter Jewel, fresh from a
rendezvous at the river, has secrets to spill.
Like the river for which it is named, this
play meanders, revealing a family's history
and the skeletons in their closets that could
finally tear them apart.