2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A contemporary musical fable set on Christmas Eve 2002, a year and a season after 9/11, the event that turned our world upside down. In the doomed Tower Diner at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, the loyal staff and eccentric regulars gather to raise one final toast before the wrecking ball strikes. Enter a mysterious stranger, who seems to be a firefighter with no memory of who he is, but a preternatural ability to decipher the secrets of those he encounters. With a fierce sense of purpose he battles the real estate profiteer cashing in on the tragedy, but in so doing uncovers the profound, sad secret of his own identity, paradoxically restoring hope to all the lonely strangers he encounters.