Premiere of Heathcliff in America at Cosmos Club in October, 2016
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deliberate violations of causal reasoning, producing events and behaviours that are
obviously illogical.Constructions of surreal humour tend to involve bizarre juxtapositions
non-sequiturs, irrational or absurd situations and expressions of nonsense.The humour
arises from a subversion of audience's expectations, so that amusement is founded on
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he genre has roots in Surrealism in the arts. Absurd Surreal humour (also known as
absurdist humour) is a form of humour predicated on deliberate violations of causal
reasoning, producing events and behaviours that are obviously illogical. Constructions
of surreal humour tend to involve bizarre juxtapositions, non-sequiturs, irrational or
absurd situations and expressions of nonsense.
Heathcliff (yes, that one) has become the world’s richest
and most powerful man and now lives mostly in America. He is a trillionaire.
He loves his 48 bedroom cottage (Thrushmont Grange) in Theme Music
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, one of nearly forty homes he owns
around the world.
The well protected cottage has twenty servants, and of course
his trusted butler, Hindley but he is more than just a servant, and they
both share a dead wife. Mr. Heatcliff’s great joy is wife Cathy,
who although dead many years, is still with him although he has been married
four times. Some pompous music for Heathcliff
Poor Heathcliff faces incessant demands made on his time by
nearly all world political and financial leaders. He even considers
the President of the United States, prime ministers of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, France, and China, and the Pope as pests.
He hires a special assistant, one humble Nellie Smith who is also on a spiritual journey, as a personal assistant. Wait till you find out about her. Oh well.And then the fireworks begin.
A distant biological cousin, Guru Kasun, a complicated and perhaps questionable man admired by the world, visits. Heathcliff’s mother, who is neither biological nor adopted also comes into the picture. They both complicate matters