The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair


Welcome to Spread the Love. We are above Times
Square, a great place to be and this week we are talking about, sorry I have to read
this one, “The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair.”
This is by a new playwright to Theatrefolk, Bradley Walton. Now, the first thing that
always happen when we get a script with such a great title, we’re always thinking, “Can
the script live up to the title?” So, that’s the first thing we love about this play, great
title, great script. The play follows the trials and tribulations of of Brenda as she
gets weighed down, burried, consumed by the hair that is falling off Butterflake Snowball
and then when the hair starts getting a mind of its own that’s when the things really
go haywire. Craig, what do think about “The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying
Truth About Cat Hair?” Well, what I love about “The Absolutely
Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair” (I feel really sorry for whoever
have asked to type out this captioning). I can sum up this play in four words: THE-AT-RI-CAL.
Now this is just a totally theatrically romp. Now, where else do you see a cast list like
this? So first of all you got a cat owner, you got the cat owner’s friend and you got
a cat. Alright that is normal enough. You also have a lint roller, a granola bar, a
vacuum cleaner, a roll a masking tape, and anywhere from 8-100 cat hairs. So it’s a
totally gender-neutral script, the casting is totally flexible and Bradley even gives
you some options on how to increase the cat size or the number of speaking parts, for
those of you who don’t speak feline. It’s only been out in the world for a couple weeks
and we’ve already had our first production. So, we are really hoping this thing goes gangbusters.
Lindsay what do you love about “The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About
Cat Hair?” I love the sense of humor in this play. For
one specific reason: it’s a little dark. I love me a little dark comedy, especially
in a middle school play. Middle school teachers have such a tough time finding appropriate
material. Either it is too kiddy or it is too mature, it is got to find that right tightrope
balance and this play walks that tightrope in spades. This is a perfect play for middle
school and I don’t say that lightly. Okay, that is it for Spread the Love.

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