A deadly and fast-acting disease has decimated the population, and the remaining populace is destined for war, famine and power struggles. Out of this bleak future, two sociopolitical groups rise, the Moralists and the Revolutionaries. Messina 3004 is a dystopian retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set one thousand years into the future, Messina 3004 is a game of chess between brothers, a battle of the heart between lovers and a showdown between excess and hedonism and structure and logic. The conflict ensues at Mary's Attic in Chicago.