Synopsis of play.
David is recklessly driving his automobile, and
Rob, the passenger, is concerned about his speed on the curving road. On their
ride they happen upon a haunted house and decide to go in and look around.
Inside, they hear a dripping sound coming from upstairs. They go upstairs and
find the dripping, but, before they can investigate, they become frightened and
run back to the car.
Later, while driving, Rob reveals that he is
thinking of taking Susan, his girlfriend (David's former girlfriend) up to the
house. She has been upset about harassing phone calls she has received from an
anonymous caller. The caller refers to himself as Susan's "Guardian
Angel." Rob feels it is her fear that is hurting her rather than the calls.
He thinks that if she experiences the haunted house she might realize her fear
is laughable. Perhaps then she would no longer fear the phone calls. The boys
set up the experiment.
A few nights later, Rob drives Susan up to the
house. They go inside. David, who has been hiding in the back seat of the car,
dresses up like a ghost. When Rob and Susan come out of the house, David
frightens Susan into a trance. Remorseful, David blurts out that he is the
anonymous caller. After David leaves, Susan "comes to," revealing that
she was only pretending to be in a trance. We learn that Rob and Susan had
suspected David all along and had plotted the haunted house escapade to see if
they could trick David into revealing that he is the "Guardian Angel."