Paggi's script streamlines an already fast-paced novel in two acts that unwind over about 100 minutes. Joe; his boss, Runciter (Rjyan Kidwell in his stage debut); his partner, G.G. Ashwood (Kevin Blackistone, winningly playing an inertial recruiter like a low-level Mamet salesman); new recruit Pat (Cordelia Snow); and inertials Al (Scott Redding) and Wendy (Smith again) get lured to the moon on a job, where a humanoid bomb goes off, killing Runciter. Joe, Pat, G.G., Al, and Wendy return to New York and freeze Runciter in half-life, a stage between life and death where the active brain in a lifeless body can still communicate with the living. En route, though, uncanny things start happening as the characters seemingly go back in time. Wendy and Al meet strange fates, and Joe can't determine if they were killed or if Runciter is still alive. Joe can't even tell if he's the one in half-life. Throughout, scene changes are denoted by absurd television commercials for a product called Ubik.