Jamie is a choreographer of mixed background: Anglo on his mother's side and Latin on his father's. He lives with Sara, his grounded and "scientific" psychotherapist girlfriend. He has, however, begun attending the spiritual lectures of Ben, a charismatic gay speaker. Ben's entire theosophy runs counter to Sara's, and she becomes concerned that Ben's encouragement of a "spiritual" mindset will take Jamie away from the essential stability he has found in their relationship. Jamie also begins to explore a personal attraction he feels for Ben, feelings that have been suppressed from an early age as a form of allegiance to his domineering, now-dead father.
Jamie's conflicts and epiphanies in his struggles between the conflicting forces in his life are conveyed in a virtual 50-50 split between dialogue-based scenes and danced sequences. Some of the dances reveal exposition through the "real-time" choreography that Jamie creates for his dancers, and other dances jump the play into less-realistic sequences rife with imagery and bolder delineation.
The storytelling takes a challenging turn midway through, as the expected conflict of the anticipated love triangle is cut off by the participants, who are more interested in dealing with the deeper issues of their lives than relenting to the "melodrama" of the emotion. Ironically, this detached perspective to their conflict is in keeping both with Sara's "cool" approach to her work and her life, and also Ben's spiritual approach to work and life. This common ground leads the three characters -- and the dancers who serve as their nonverbal mouthpieces -- into an unexpected approach to dramatic structure.