From Samuel French:
Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost
of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn
her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home
with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie's battle to decide her future takes her
through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume
Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk. Dillard,
still singing the music which used to infuriate his father, has an exuberant scene in which the audience
becomes his public at a fairground concert. Can Dillard woo his mother away from the recalcitrant ghost?
Will development swallow up the family farm? Only Annie can decide.
"The play quivers with laughter and stabs the heart." Time.
"Foxfire glows on Broadway." Christian Science Monitor.