Haunted by the memory of her former husband, an elderly woman living in a New Hampshire nursing home rebels against neglect but her narcissistic demands drive away her family. When her former husband dies, she inherits his home in Florida and thus begins life anew surrounded by more agreeable delusions.
PINKY MAYNARD: an older woman* - impulsive, petulant, self-absorbed
ORDERLY: Part of the staff at PINKY's nursing home
BERTRAM MAYNARD: Her ex-husband and an unrepentant womanizer and negligent father
MELODY MAYNARD: Dodge's wife - genuine, likes solving problems, dislikes family games
DODGE MAYNARD: PINKY and BERTRAM's younger son
a high school teacher, diligent, competent, but unimpressive to his parents
ROLAND MAYNARD: PINKY and BERTRAM's older son
a tech wunderkind who's gotten rich through an I.P.O.
JADE: Roland's young second wife - she didn't marry for money but it didn't hurt
MARK: Old Post Road Café waiter.
Time: The present
Place: Rehabilitation Care Facility & Nursing Home
Setting: PINKY MAYNARD sits in an old armchair sulking at the world. She wears a fraying bathrobe
and fuzzy slippers and is bored, indignant, lonely, and given to muttering.
Scene 1- A Rehabilitation Care Facility & Nursing Home
Scene 2- Hours later. The parking lot outside the assisted living center
Scene 3- Later that evening. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage
Scene 4- Later that night. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage
Scene 5- The following afternoon. the MAYNARD's cottage
Scene 6- Later that night. The Seafarer Restaurant
Scene 7- Two hours later. The MAYNARD's cottage
Scene 8- 1965 in young DODGE's bedroom
Scene 9- Later that night. MELODY and DODGE's hotel room / ROLAND's bedroom
Scene 10- Early next morning. ROLAND and JADE MAYNARD's living room
Scene 11- The next day. ROLAND and JADE's rec room
Scene 12- Half an hour later. A guest room in ROLAND and JADE's mountain home
Scene 13- Later that night. A remote mountain trail
Scene 14- 1964. PINKY and BERTRAM MAYNARD's marital home
Scene 15- Later that night. Old Post Road Café
Scene 16- A week later. Night. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage
Scene 17- Several days later. The Cupcake Cabaret, a strip club
Scene 18- Weeks later. BERTRAM's house in Naples, Florida