Sir Simon is a ghost of the old breed. It has been haunting Canterville Castle for centuries, terrifying its residents. So far with success. That changes suddenly when Mr. Otis and his family move into the old building.
As modern, enlightened Americans who are armed against fake news of all kinds, they believe neither in spooks nor in ghosts. Sir Simon does his best to live up to his reputation as a ghost of stature. But he fails because of the Otis family's ignorance. With his head hanging, the ghost sees his days numbered at Canterville Castle.
Oscar Wilde's classic is retold in a contemporary production.