Act 1* The first scene of Act 1 opens with a beam of light coming from a trap door in the stage, shining on an unusual plant. * Everything else onstage is dark, with only the sound of wind. * A buzzer sounds in a definite pattern. * Anthony, a gardener, enters from the trap door and answers a telephone. * Anthony's phone conversation indicates that the weather is getting worse and that Anthony is to check the room's temperature to protect the plants. * Anthony descends back into the trap door and the curtain closes. * The curtain opens for the second scene of Act 2, with the interior of a greenhouse on a sunny, snowy morning. * One huge plant, clinging to the back wall, dwarfs all of the others. * Anthony goes about his work in the greenhouse. * A buzzer sounds, but not in the same pattern as before, and Anthony ignores it. * Harry, the man...
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