Selected poems from Charles Bukowski’s collection About Cats will create a bittersweet (sung) tale of feline intimacy, affection, love, hate, fear, battles, wounds, and dying. The stage will feature four types: “kind, lives in harmony with the rest”; “jester, giant, perpetually scratched”; “bears a curse […] if she could read, she would probably be moved by the Brontë sisters”; “perfect animal, can never be tamed”.
Perhaps among them you will be able to recognize your own cats, perhaps yourself. Our failures and moments of happiness, loneliness and love. Especially love. After all, as Bukowski wanted, "I don’t like love as a command, a quest. / she must come to you like a fawning cat to the door."