CUT posits a world in which everyone is broken, and getting ‘fixed’ isn’t as important as coming to terms with one’s brokenness. As a reading, it is magnificently forthcoming, enticingly intelligent, and beautifully unsettling.
About the banned Shotgun Wedding: “We positioned ourselves, David and I, as the Brecht and Weill of the NAFTA generation, and the result was apparently too alienating for the corporate sponsors, who (in previews) demanded a gelded, gilded version to replace it. David held firm, the show was gutted, and our international fame was postponed. Through it all, his integrity and sense of mission was unalterable, and it was all based on protecting the vision of the artists and collaborators. It was the most honorable defeat imaginable.”