Mark is an actor who moves to Chicago with his dog where he finds work acting in “The Dream Play” by August Strindberg at a local theater. During rehearsals, he develops new friendships and a conflict with the eccentric but demanding director of the play. While trying to master the multiple roles he was cast to play, he recollects a gray rainy day from his past when a chance encounter with a hitchhiker changed the course of his life and his identity. As the rehearsal process drags on, Mark realizes that opening night and payday are far off. Struggling to make ends meet, he answers an ad placed on the theater’s message board by a mysterious young woman. This leads him to participate in a private play that will alter his perspective on acting, theater and his own life. Mark discovers that he is in an ambiguous place where the difference between life and art and what is “real” and what is “make-believe” disappears.