or THE LAST DAYS OF EPIC J. REMORSE.
Originally commissioned by the University of NSW Drama Foundation in 1968, and rejected for production, it languished for over two decades. A troublesome, mysterious piece, I revised it in 1993, and the thing seemed to gain more shape.
The play deals with theatre itself and public taste, but also more sinisterly about who dictates what we see. Beyond a ‘free’ society lurks dictators of public ‘morality’. Stylistically Epic (the name of the central character) embraces Realism, the Absurd, the Theatre of Cruelty and Restoration Comedy, and rejoices in misfit characters such as Ferret, Nostril, Bottom, Poignant, Sir Velvet Pump, La Gorganzola, Angst of India, and Judas!