It is about a young man who is depressed. The Boy is the character in this play, though he interacts with two other parts of his own psyche. Those are the Black Dog (an embodiment of depression) and his Bicycle (an embodiment of escapism). It begins with the Boy stuck in a spider's web. He proceeds to tell the audience about his depression, using a series of abstractions presented as songs, stories, analogies, and physical happenings. The aim is both to explore and better understand depression as a way of conquering it or succumbing to it; and to delight the audience with a fascinating journey.