Act 1* The play takes place on an apple farm in New York in the 1950s. * The play opens in the living room of a farmhouse where Mollie is comforting her son, Paris. * Paris has cried out from a nightmare. * The nightmare revolves around a burglar who is revealed to be Philip Lovejoy, Paris's father. * Mollie has been awake discussing plans with her new tenant, John, with whom she has recently fallen in love . * Mollie picked John up on the road where his car had broken down just ten days ago. * Paris is aghast that John could have such strong feelings for Mollie in such a short time. * John admits to Mollie that he was struck instantly with love for her but Mollie keeps him at bay because falling in love for her is not casual. * Mollie tells John that when she first fell in love with Philip, all...
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