History professor Robert Whittle believes the world is about
to end, though his devoted wife Amanda and young daughter Lucinda don’t share
his opinion. Consumed by his depressing prophecy, Mr. Whittle is suddenly
distracted by the alarmingly beautiful Penelope Andrews. Penelope enjoys the
affections of her boyfriend, fellow student Marvin Greene, but it’s apparent
that Marvin is growing restless and contemplating other conquests.
One evening the Whittles decide to entertain their good
friends the Blaneys, and it becomes apparent that Mr. Blaney, though happily
married, is having fantasies about Amanda. Soon after, Penelope, realizing Marvin’s
affection is waning, develops a crush on Mr. Whittle. Meanwhile, Mr. Whittle’s
doomsday prediction spreads throughout the town, causing a great deal of unrest
and invoking the ire of Amanda—and instigating a series of complicated
Whittle and the Morning Star is a charming story of greener pastures, fantasies, and being careful what you dream of—because it just might
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