Actress Elizabeth Perkins ("About Last Night...", "He Said, She Said") gives a bravura performance as "Mama", a quirky, eccentric single mother raising two daughters who are entering their awkward, trying teenage years. As their mother, provider, teacher and best friend, Mama shares with them her zest for life, in which the unconventional and unexpected are always just around the corner. "Normal", she claims, "is rather dull". But, true to form, there's one surprise she's neglected to tell her daughters: she has been carrying a long-distance romance with Nick (Scott Bakula, "American Beauty", TV's "Enterprise") and has decided to uproot the family and move them from rural Georgia to Nick's home in Long Island, New York. And while her daughters struggle with the sudden addition of a new "father" into their lives, there is yet another abrupt, startling revelation from Mama - one that forces everyone to confront love, pain, loss and, ultimately, acceptance.