In the middle of the night, Eliot Pryne, professor of English literature (specialty Shakespeare), is packing what he thinks is a suitcase and leaving what he thinks is a hotel. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, he is "taking leave" of the real world and imagining a new one, but the transition is painful. His alter-ego, seen only by the audience, charts this final voyage as Eliot once did when he was the leading authority on Shakespeare's King Lear. The visitor of Eliot's three daughters forms the central event of this oddly comedic, yet fully sympathetic play. Filled with the often farcical behavior that goes along with this disease, and decorated with "good talk" from the literate professor and his daughters, this play will have the audience laughing, weeping, and finally standing and cheering.