By Paul Osborn
Directed by Frederic Ponzlov
Aaronetta and Ida Gibbs have lived next door to each other most of their lives and along with Esther, all of the Gibb sisters are an open book to each. Husbands not included. Into the fray comes Myrtle Brown, perpetually engaged to Ida’s son Homer. But Homer can’t seem to pop the question. Taking matters into her own hands, Myrtle finally gets a proposal by compelling Homer to fly the nest. Sort of.
This perennially charming portrait of small-town America fifty plus years ago was revived on Broadway in 1980 and in 2002 to critical acclaim.