David Radman, a young journalist, must write a story about The Vaudeville Theatre, which has recently been designated for destruction. He reluctantly arrives at the building for an appointment with the President of the Theatre Rescue Society, but is instead greeted by Charles Grimm, the janitor. Grimm shows Radman the magic of theatre. During a series of theatrical explorations—in which they dance a soft-shoe, eat lunch on the backdrop, explore the props cabinet, and fence—Grimm and Radman peel away years of heartache and anger, discovering that both have hidden their sorrows behind a comedian’s mask. By the end, we suspect that Grimm is no janitor … but perhaps the theatre’s ghost. About an hour.