Three American men work as Checkers for a mysterious multinational company in a distant land. Merkin is the power-obsessed boss, Hanrahan the tortured middle manager, and Dobbitt, the disturbingly eager newcomer. Away from their families and isolated from the other workers on the industrial compound, they are completely dependent on each other. However, their need to compete is as strong as their need to connect, and they guard their territory with baroque, subterranean strategies. The play is about loneliness and the deep existential pettiness of men attempting to work together.