Act 1* The play opens with a man in a cottage which could easily be mistaken for a vacation home. * The man's name is Joe and his eyes are drawn to a stool on the stage where he will be interviewed by an unknown interviewer. * Joe finds this unusual at first, but then adjusts to talking to an unknown person. * The interviewer explains that this is the hospital's method of staying in communication with the residents of the cottages. * It is divulged that Joe is terminally ill and is staying in one of the hospital's cottage so that he can visit with his family. * Joe is very excited to see his wife and son as they haven't been able to see each other for six months. * Travel was too expensive and Joe had always thought he would one day be able to go home, but now realizes that his...
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