From to present day in the lives of three New York families, living in the same street but never intimate until theater was the catalytic agent. Family and scandal do not deter young Fay from joining the Dominick dramatic company, and through her ability, helping the man she loves. Eventually, her divorce and marriage to an enormously wealthy man enables her to play des ex machine in the theatrical pie. A large and sometimes confusing panorama, where the smooth development of the change played in society and theater falls to give more than a skeleton feel to the whole. Women and rentals primarily.