An elderly music teacher MR. PEMBAUER has long since abandoned his dreams of fame for a simpler life. One of his clients, MISS GROGARTY, a well-known stage actress, realizes her youthful days in the spotlight are numbered. She’s having a love affair with wealthy industrialist, MR. HEAVENSTREET, and secretly longs to be taken care of. Heavenstreet’s own wife secretly shares the desire for her husband to care for her, but he’s unaware of her longings, as Mrs. Heavenstreet masks her desires with a facade of outspoken social activism. Mr. Pembauer also observes another love triangle, as MRS. CONNOR, (Miss Grogarty’s housekeeper) becomes smitten with MR. GAMBRINO, the proprietor of a local carousel. But does he love her, or does he just want her life savings, to improve his life? ‘The Orchid’ examines the roller coaster and universal longing to find fulfillment through love.