A work of social science-fiction. Advanced technology has created humanoid beings designed to fill the human need for closeness with another person. After a break-up, the protagonist decides to purchase such a humanoid, an ideal partner whose programming is tailored to her individual needs. Things get complicated when the robot begins to feel and even suffer. Though a comedy, the play addresses the problems of artificial intelligence as well as the complex nature of human needs, and a woman's needs in particular.