What if you could read the future? Playwright Richard Greenberg draws a vivid picture of American society just after the Great War. A new breed of men returns home, convinced the future belongs to them, and among the most visionary and optimistic is John Pace Seavering, a Princeton graduate and fledgling book publisher. He begins his workday distracted. Two potential clients -- his lover and his best friend -- both expect his devotion. His eccentric assistant runs around the office, trying to get an odd printing machine to work. He can't find his theater tickets. All this seems to be within his control - or is it?