Dimitri, a Greek immigrant, loses his father in the Smyrna massacre. He comes to New York, immerses himself in work and makes enormous sacrifices to avoid poverty. He dreams of an ideal love, but after marrying a Greek woman who longs for home, ends up in a relationship that is empty of love and empty of laughter.
An ensemble of four musicians - a modern-day Greek Chorus - perform music that embodies the emotions and thoughts of the characters, revealing their inner worlds. Video projections evoke an era now past, a place that no longer exists, Smyrna in 1922, Epirus in 1917.