​​​​​ANTHONY E. GALLO
agallo2368@verizon.net     202 544 6973

 Premiere  of Heathcliff in America at Cosmos Club in October, 2016

ANTHONY E. GALLO 202 544 6973  agallo2368@verizon.net

heathcliff in america

by anthony E. Gallo

Absurdist  Comedy (definition)

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.The humour

arises from a subversion of audience's expectations, so that amusement is founded on

unpredictability, separate from a logical analysis of the situation. The humour derived

gets its appeal from the fact that the situation described is so ridiculous or unlikely. T

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.

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 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