Florrie's dad is working as an actor when the Great Depression hits Harlem and the Lafayette Theater is closed down. The only reminder of the Lafayette's glory days is the 'Tree of hope', growing beside the theater. It's said that if you wish on the tree you will have good luck. So Florrie and her dad wish for times to be the way they were. When Orson Welles decides to stage Macbeth at the Lafayette, it seems that their wish may have come true.