The one act play American Dream skewers the stereotypical pursuit of the American dream and conventional family life. In the play, Mommy and Daddy live with Grandma. During the play, the trio is visited by Mrs. Barker, from whom they adopted a child years ago. Mommy and Daddy ultimately destroyed the child, as he wasn't up to their standards. The final visitor in the play is a young man, called the American Dream by Grandma, as he is good looking and everything the couple's first child wasn't.