Odessa Foundling, truly Odessa, is a cheerful and a little bit sad performance about resilient and not ceasing to amaze the inhabitants of modern Southern Palmyra!
A lonely 70-year-old old man, an eccentric Odessa artist, Sir Pinhus, dreams of grandchildren. He has no children, and for the realization of a dream, for the appearance of a grandson, naturally a son is needed. And preferably - an adult son. Friends from Baby House chose him for this role of Arkasha, a 50-year-old dunce who was freed from the colony and worked as a fireman in the baby's house.
The will helps Sir Pinkhus to convince Arkash to accept this role. But the sophisticated mind of the old marazmatic wants to go through all the stages of raising a child: childbirth, rocking in a crib, changing diapers and bathing in a baby bath. And all this new baby will have to experience the hard way. Arkashi’s nerves do not stand up, he agrees with his friend, the bear-thief Repanym, to open the safe in the house of Sir Pinchus.
The days go by and Arkasha grows up. Here he is 4 years old and he learned to talk. Here he is eleven and his interest in the opposite sex starts to wake up. He is already 25 and he is ready to meet his real bride.
By fateful coincidence, Repany turns out to be in the prosecutor’s office and sincerely confesses about the planned evil act. In a rage, Pynhus is ready to give Arkasha to justice. And then a miracle happens: Arkady and the secretary of Sir Pinkhus, Miss Euphrosyne, fall in love in the most miraculous way. The old man's heart softens. He agrees with the prosecutor to hush up the case.
But here a new tragedy interferes in life. Sir Pinchus's overseas friend, Mr. Labowski, unsuccessfully invests the artist’s money on the stock exchange and loses every penny. The heart of the old man can not stand, and he falls into a coma.
It could have ended very sad if it were not a story from the life of Odessa. In the end, everyone is alive - healthy. Pictures are on sale! Arkasha acquires a decent profession! Miss Euphrosyne is in position! Grandson is on the way, which means life goes on!