The point of this play—which put "Shangri-La" into our language—has an even greater urgency now than ever before. Four travelers from a wrecked plane are brought to Shangri-La. An elderly Chinese tells them they're "expected." Conway is fascinated by the strange atmosphere of the place and by a lovely girl whom he finds there. In a moving scene, the High Lama reveals to Conway their secret—that people do not grow old in Shangri-La, which is dedicated to preserving the culture of the past until the storms of war outside shall have passed. An unusual play with a special meaning.