If anyone else but Williams had written this stage play, it might have been hailed by everyone. As it was, audiences and critics were so used to the author's delvings into deep, dark recesses that they were taken aback by Williams' first comedy. The title refers to that period of time that
every young couple must face when first married. Hutton is a Korean War veteran who has just come out of a hospital where he was being treated for a nervous disorder brought about by his service. He falls for his nurse, Fonda, a sweet and loving southern girl who wants nothing more than to make
him happy. Their marriage is rocky from the start as Hutton quits his job and the two ...