The story of two single mothers - one Japanese, the other Appalachian - who struggle to raise their mixed-race children in a Chicago tenement. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring Lira Angel as Penny, Takayo Fischer as Grandmother/Others, Lynn Hamilton as Momma Rainey, John Herzog as Judge/Others, Lyvingston Holmes as Mrs. Ellis, Dorothy Lyman as Jean, Jeanne Mori as Mariko, Gina Ravarra as Tami, Monte Russell as Terrence/Others, and Brenda Varda as Donna/Barbara.
Playwright Gil Landau is finally experiencing a Broadway smash after many years of draught and disaster. Gil has finally produced an overnight sensation, but his reverie quickly turns to panic when rumors begin circulating about the questionable authorship of his play. Adding to the mix is an unscrupulous agent, a boozy leading lady, and Gil's estranged son, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown after attempting to leap from the top of a building.
Senator Eddie Bowman cannot see the point of invading a miniscule Caribbean island to rescue a bunch of overly tanned medical students. But as the 1983 invasion of Grenada gets underway, the Senator finds himself at odds with a mysterious foreign-policy specialist who cultivates roses, the President's sexy new speechwriter-and his own son.