It is the year 1835. We are taken to the reality of a recently liberated Greece and, more particularly, at the city of Nafplio. On the occasion of the arrival of King Otto, the Greek citizens, aided by their bats, decide to welcome his arrival by dancing waltz, in order to make him feel at home, a decision followed by Dr Giannopoulos as well. His wife, Polytimi, his daughter, Napoleontia and their spoilt maid, Maroula are taught waltz by their charming dance teacher, whose presence has a tremendous impact on the course of the story even though his presence is never materialized on stage. The family gardener, Mr Chaldoupis, a former militant of the revolutionary years, wears a fustanella (a part of a Greek National costume), something that doesn’t fit with the modern ways of Polytimi. Meanwhile, her husband is involved in the writing and publication of Chaldoupis’s memoirs, who recounts them to him. Ultimately, our protagonists’ view of him is altered, after he is displayed as a vibrant and intriguing exhibit for the guests’ pleasure.