The Terrible Experiment of Jonathan Fish is a powerful, passionate, deeply dramatic feminist manifesto, except that it was hijacked by the stage manager, who fired the orchestra and the chorus, hired starlet Candace Lord to play the lead, and rewrote the play so that he could make love to her on stage. Now, it's a comedy. Set in a mythical country called America, shortly after Darwin, Mr. Fish, betrayed by his wife, raises his daughter to be his companion, teaching her that there are three sexes, men, women, and girls. When Fish is murdered by the ghost of his dead wife, Amelia has to deal with a world that is not as she expected. And so does Candace Lord.