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A year after the death of his co-creator and soul mate Lainie, a grizzled puppeteer struggles to build a solo show. But what Albert Fisher intends as a lightweight spoof turns sharply personal, and he labors to birth a raw myth of love and loss.
His aging, pot-bellied Sir Galahad launches a second mad quest for the Holy Grail. To follow him, his lady secretly changes guises with their frail, androgynous Fool. As his play evolves, Albert finds kinship with Galahad’s despair and dogged vision, and opens to the risk of new love.
Bishop & Fuller know Albert Fisher well, having worked together as under-the-radar playwrights, actors, and puppeteers since 1969, crisscrossing the USA for more than 3,500 performance, along with creating 50+ plays and four public radio series. Their books include a novel, Realists, a memoir, Co-Creation: Fifty Years in the Making, and two anthologies of their plays.
“We left college teaching forty-seven years ago to go on the road with our own plays and our two kids bouncing in the back of a Dodge van," Fuller comments. "But one of these days, one of us won’t have the other. That thought spurred the story, which is tender overall, but it cuts pretty close to the bone.”
“A life in theatre or Galahad's quest or a long-term love, all these involve risking loss," Bishop adds. "Getting old is the same, but we’ve not seen a better alternative.”