But the story doesnt take place in some foreign land. Dovalina says that once he started thinking about the plot, he ended up focusing on the effect on the home front, on the parents, on what they went through. During the opening scene, an army officer arrives to tell a soldiers parents that their son is among the Americans captured by Muslim extremists. But thats just the beginning of the news. Dovalina says, He also tells them that they need to be careful what they say to the press, because they dont want to endanger his life any more than it already is, since disclosing that hes gay might further endanger him. That revelation shocks the parents, who were unaware of their sons sexuality. Promising to ignite some lively after-theater conversation, the play touches on a variety of issues, from fundamentalist religion to family secrets, patriotism to homophobia.