THE STORY: In this urban thriller loosely inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, a fifteen-year-old runaway named Nihar is living on the streets, hustling to survive. When he meets a well-intentioned (and well-off) graduate student named Jessica, he tells her an unbelievable storythere is a mythical world beneath our world, ruled by the King of Shadows. Nihar claims the terrifying, demon-like creature is hunting San Francisco's homeless population, trying to find him. Can Jessica protect Nihar? Will she? And could the boy somehow…possibly…be telling the truth? The answers in this unsettling play have frightening repercussions for both Jessica and Nihar, as well as for Jessica's boyfriend, Eric, and her sister, Sarah.