From the outside, Lisa (Jennifer van Dyck) looks privileged and happy. Her husband, college professor Abel (Stephen Bogardus), is intelligent and sensitive. They have a nice apartment (no small thing in real-estate mad New York City), and she's writing an autobiographical novel and working at an Off-Off Broadway Theater. But inside, Lisa is screaming. Her husband is impotent, her job is boring and her novel isn't going anywhere, which she suspects is because it's worthless. Into this volatile psychological situation comes Paul (John Cunningham), an authoritarian bully who's directing the theater's new production. Lisa at first resists Paul's ambiguous advances: It's ...