What happens when a French chef resolves to become a mechanic, a German mechanic a policeman, a
British policeman a chef, a Swiss businessman a lover, and an Italian arsonist-lover the ruler of
the world? What will become of the lovesick American poetess who's given her heart to this torch-
wielding Italian? And will they stop the musical, master-of-disguise Irish terrorist in time?
ELEANOR: 29, American Southern, poetess.
HENRI: French chef then mechanic.
RODNEY: British policeman then chef.
KLAUS: Swiss-German businessman.
GUNTHER: German mechanic then policeman.
LIAM: Irish busker and terrorist.
GARIBALDI: Italian arsonist then world leader.
(roles of Klaus and Liam can be shared by one actor)
Almost midnight, December 31, 1999 -- the (supposed) eve of the New Millennium -- in a basement pub
in London, known as the Tube.
Evening three months later, in the Tube, now a burned-out wreck.