While written in 1993, Jose Rivera's foreshadowing of a bleak future is eerily consistent with our present and at the same time offers an excitingly vivid prediction of the future. His epic play begins in an urban wasteland with its main character Marisol, who finds herself in a world where coffee and apples cease to exist and the moon has long been missing.
Adding insult to injury, Marisol's guardian angel comes to her to describe this earthly decline. Her explanation points to a senile God who is no longer benevolent and the worst of it all, the guardian angel must now leave Marisol to join the fighting angel army and restore the earth for humanity. In a compelling interaction between the two characters, the angel relays that, "for too long, much too long, I've been looking the other way."
Quickly the decline of the world escalates as food turns to salt, grass disappears and the government can no longer protect its people from Nazis and the Citibank MasterCard corporation's cruelty on all outstanding debtors. Unprotected and her guardian angel leading the army against God, Marisol must find a way to survive in the chaos that surrounds her.