Frank shows off a slight of hand magic trick as he meets up with some of his college friends. Amid talking about the theater, dating, and other amusements, we learn of an election coming up. Lorraine has high hopes of winning the star role in the theater production, and her getting it plays a large part in her dad deciding to finance the theater company. What does all this have to do with the elections?
The ballots begin coming in, so Frank, Gary, and their friends get ready to do their duty in processing them. The voting is to decide who gets the starring role. Just as congratulations are in order, Frank suddenly suspects the ballots may have been tampered with… but how? What makes him doubt the vote? A thump on the head seems to confirm he’s on the right track. How did a switch with the ballot box go down? Who could have done it, and when? Frank reviews the key clues with his friends.
Remembering his magic trick, Frank thinks he knows the gimmick behind the ballots. Frank knows how it was done, but he still has to prove who was behind the fraud. Will a confrontation of the Shakespearean actors reveal the truth? Will it put an end to the dream of the budding young actors in putting on their show?