Commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, this is a wild play about a regional theater's woes set in England in the 1580's. The troupe is determined to raise money so they can take their play to London. At the backer's audition, the Queen's representative patiently explains that their play lacks relevancy. While the plague rages, how can her Majesty fund them when there are no "health disadvantaged characters" in the play? They desperately rewrite it to satisfy the money people, driving the poor playwright to hang himself.