New York City
It begins with a gorgeous romance between Donna and Chris as they meet at a Christian college and are irresistibly attracted to each other. He is a fine art major with impressive talent, idealistic toward his fine art career. She is a high-spirited theology major of passionate religious temperament. They are both people of faith, even though hers is religious and his is toward his art. Twenty years later, the progress of their lives brings insurmountable challenges to their ideals. Chris is drawn gradually into Madison Avenue, forsaking his own painting for a career in advertising. Donna’s dedication to God is shaken after their first (and only) child is born with a disability that proves, over time, to be irremediable. Both of them dread and secretly desire an end to their long journey with their frail son. The play examines the love and sacrifice that brings people together, the nihilism that can rip them apart, and the phenomenon of faith that may or may not sustain them.