* As the play opens, a man named Charlie sits at the kitchen table of his childhood home in Ireland.
* Charlie's father, Da, has recently died and Charlie is sorting through papers.
* Charlie's childhood friend, Oliver, stops by to offer condolences with the ulterior motive of Charlie's helping him to get Da's house.
* Charlie tells Oliver that Da always liked him and Da suddenly appears in spirit form to adamantly object to that statement.
* After Oliver leaves, Da again appears in spirit form and tries to pour Charlie a cup of tea but ends up sitting in his armchair and smoking.
* Charlie wants Da to leave but he won't budge and Charlie says he is almost finished with the disposition of Da's things.
* Charlie remembers a day when a man named Drumm is to come to the house to interview Charlie as a youth (Young Charlie) for...
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