Inspired by an actual tabloid headline seen by Hatcher, the play begins when a fishing trawler picks up a young woman floating on an iceberg off the coast of Iceland. When asked where she comes from, the only word she whispers is, “Titanic.” Cold, hungry, and dressed in nineteenth century clothing, her dramatic declaration suggests the surreal premise that something from the legendary disaster has surfaced from its watery grave. John, a man consumed with the 95 year-old tragedy, brings this woman and her caretaker, Dr. Halbrech, to an undisclosed observation room. To save his own sanity he must expose the elaborate hoax this mysterious subject has surely concocted. In a series of thrilling scenes fueled by a searing obsession, nothing prepares John for what is actually uncovered.