The plot is simple enough: three seamen have set out to
rescue Maribel, the grandchild of the lauded sea captain, Bonanza Arco Iris.
The late captain’s treasure rightfully belongs to her, but she has been
kidnapped by our villain, who aims not only to find the hidden treasure, but
to marry the girl as well. We are told that the treasure lies hidden in “a
house, lost amidst the white sands, near a green sea”. Sure enough, Pluf and
his mother, Mrs. Ghost have been living in this very “house” all the while.
And it is in this very house that the cast will come together: Maribel, the
sailors who seek her as well as her inheritance; Pluf, his mother and Uncle
Gerundio, the one character who knows the whereabouts of the treasure but
who exists solely for sleeping inside a trunk and for eating “wind pies”.
Following a series of hilarious encounters in which everybody spooks
everyone else, the play reaches its happy ending, amidst hearty cheers and
singing, all in honor of the late Captain Bonanza, as well as all ghosts,
human beings, all the good and gentle feelings that nestle within every soul
and of the imagination, which we must always, and with all our hearts, keep
safe from the ravages of larceny and abduction.