A success in London and New York, this play is proposes that we repeat our lives constantly in a sort of spiral, but are able to change if we understanding of the forces that govern us. A British wife, her elderly husband and her lover meet a German professor at an Inn iNew Yorkorkshire. His probing questions reveal that they are unhappy and confused. They have played out their scene many times, always ending in suicide and poverty. The professor warns them that they must now break the pattern.