Act 1* The play is set in Maryland, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spelding. * Ellen Spelding, Roger and Reba's daughter, is dating Conrad, whom Roger hates. * A family friend, General Tom Powers, tells them a UFO is in the sky. * An alien named Kreton enters the home, and after pleasant conversations, admits he can read minds. * Kreton announces he wants to take over the world.
Act 2* Ellen serves breakfast to Kreton the following morning, but Kreton's race doesn't eat. * Marshal law is placed on the house, and no one can leave without escort. * Kreton causes all the rifles in the world to rise, knowing America and Russia will blame one another, and go to war. * Kreton attempts to convince Conrad to join the war effort, and Ellen and Conrad agree to marry. * Kreton admits he has planned an attack to help start a war.
Act 3* Kreton and...
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