Before the Manifesto which abolished plural marriage among the Mormons, there were many members among the Danish converts who had several wives. The Danes were always quick to see the funny side of things and polygamy was no exception. For one thing, more wives meant more mothers-in-law! When the U.S. Government declared plural marriage to be illegal and sent marshalls to arrest the men, a great strain was put upon the mixed-up loyalties of the wives, the children, the mothers-in-law, the husbands and even the Church officials. The farcical hide-and-go-seek plot of the play is compounded by the hilarious Danish fracture of the newly acquired English language. This is Danish humor at its rural best!