At a resort near Naples, the man and woman who share a villa are strangers. They arrived separately, expecting to enjoy peaceful holidays -- alone. But their lives become entwined in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, where there is a different conception of time. A young man was here once, not so long ago, bringing joy and a zest for life. And yet, like the people of Pompeii, he lived on the edge. Through the shadows, the man and woman recall loved ones lost, lost ones found -- and an acceptance of life's joys and limits. Vesuvius by Lucinda Coxon is directed by David Emmes.