Mae and Lloyd have an odd partnership that they grew into, with Lloyd taking care of the farm and pigs while Mae takes care of the household chores. Despite their very modest income Mae tries to better herself, going to school so she can be literate and numerate. When Henry enters the picture to help read some health advice, Mae feels she has found a replacement for Lloyd. However, Mae realizes that as time goes on both men are holding her back. Mud is a complex tale with simple characters and meager situations, where one will resonate with the need to achieve something more. Mud is presented as part of the "Women on the Cutting Edge Series", in which Village Players showcases female playwrights or characters who have an "edgy" sensibility. All of the shows are staged in the intimate Studio Theater.