Objects found by children in an attic tell the story of the father of Canadian theatre, John Hirsch. A ten year-old boy watching his friends and babysitter play video games and unearth Hirsch’s belongings listens to Hirsch’s deathbed interview on an old reel-to-reel player.
As a teenaged World War II orphan, Hirsch came to Winnipeg from Europe, his only possession a suitcase puppet show. He became an agitator for culture on the Canadian prairies, co-founding the Manitoba Theatre Centre and going to direct on New York's Lincoln Center stage. He died in Toronto in 1989 at age 59 from complications due to AIDS.
A couple of closet cases play video games while fantasizing of better eight bit days.