It is 1944 and the citizens of a Louisiana town are sweltering in hiding after an invasion of alligators. The Gettysburgs (EthelynnAnn and Bundle) have joined the Juleps (Attica and Atticus) in the latters' attic. The story is told "Glass Menagerie" style from the memories of of Antietam Julep, who at 13 was a closeted young man locked in this pressure cooker with Antebellum Gettysburg, a concupiscent girl of 12, and his sociopathic brother Toby, 20. As Antietam nurses his mortally ill mother and withstands the erotic longings of Antebellum, his father conducts an illicit affair with EthelynnAnn and plots the removal of her husband, Bundle. Toby is presumed dead, but appears with a barrel of whiskey and sets loose a reckless cycle of violence. The comedy is broad and the events of the play are silly and scary, but its metaphors are deadly serious.