A young couple on the first anniversary of their romance arrive at an exclusive restaurant that turns out to be far different from the undiscovered hideaway they had expected. The other ‘guests’ and the master of ceremonies, appear to be members of some kind of secret society, or perhaps a private sect ritually exploring psychic boundaries. And then, mysteriously and abruptly, all the rituals end, the other participants leave and the couple are thrust back out into the ‘real’ world. A time lapse, indicated by an Act break, brings on all the characters from the original evening, but now they're further along in their lives, embedded in relationships and careers. Only one person in missing — the ‘Master’ who directed the menu of happenings in Act 1. When he arrives unexpectedly, he brings with him a gift, a box wrapped in plain brown paper, which he challenges them to open — if they dare. Then he leaves. What his ‘present’ implies for them is the subject of a head-spinning argument that lays bare the questions they — and all of those watching them — have been avoiding.