I’m not sure why but, all of a sudden, a couple of weeks ago I decided it was high time to tie up some of my creative loose ends.
Accordingly, I made the final push on Cheshire and Kat: Lovers In A Dangerous Time. As I worked on the last few scenes, I discovered that I was depressing myself as I wrote. I was forced to wonder why I had decided to write a play that is — for lack of a better expression — so dark.
The short answer, if you find yourself asking that question as you read, is that I had watched one too many documentaries about humans heaping misery upon other humans for no sensible reason. I think I needed to test my answer to the question, “Why bother?”
The elevator pitch: Bonnie and Clyde meets Heart of Darkness with a dash of Highlander.
WARNING: INCLUDES SCENES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE, INCLUDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.