Peyton is an eccentric writer, who suffers from chronic agoraphobia. When the world gets to be too much for her extremely sensitive mind and deep perception of others, she withdraws into the safety of her apartment, in a rambling New York pre-war building. As a result of recent construction in the building, the air vent system has created a virtual telephone effect through Peyton’s centrally located kitchen vent. The things she hears of her neighbors, combined with her creative imagination work her into a frenzy, as she imagines someone in the building needs to be saved. But from this voyeuristic foray into these neighbors’ lives, the audience sees that everyone needs saving to a degree, including Peyton. From a troubled marriage, to a gambling habit, an anchor-less soul in search of family, to a WWll survivor, to a young artist with a prescription habit- these neighbors’ lives run parallel to one-another, living anonymously as they pass each-other silently in the hallways and perhaps exchange polite nothings in the elevator. While some of these neighbors come to their own terms with their life conflicts, Peyton- struggling with her own fears, manages to bring her perspective of life’s philosophies within the hubbub of NYC living to the forefront, culminating to uncover a secret from her subconscious which has haunted her for decades.