The Risible Rise of Sir Dagonet the Fool
"And me that evening Derry showed the house --
although there were no relics of past times,
no worthy works of art, but everywhere
a thousand watercolor shots of Jesus,
each baring an insipid grin at me
as though to drive me mad; and, over all,
a general air of cleanliness neurotic
so that I wondered how my poor friend Derry
could stand to live with psychos like his parents."
from "The Risible Rise of Sir Dagonet the Fool"
a one-act musical verse comedy
book and lyrics by phillip andrew bennett low
estimated running time: 45 minutes
Cast: two males, plus a chorus of at least three males and at
least three females, plus musical accompaniment; nine minimum.
Setting: A party in the interior of the house of Derry's middle-class
Produced? Nope. World premiere production available!
Family-friendly? Contains some bawdy and suggestive humor, with
a heavy focus on puns and slapstick.
A poet at a party, under fire by a pack of militant feminists, improvises
a series of parodies of epic literature in order to assert the values
of chivalry and courtly love.