What is a playwright to do? The villain is a charming scoundrel who does not receive his comeuppance, and the hero a neurotic never-was who dreams of throwing himself into deep waters. To make matters worst, the witches from Macbeth are morphing into the ghosts from A Christmas Carol and a mad scientist named Shakespeare is threatening to steal the plot. The Everlasting Bonfire looks at one playwright’s efforts to create a gothic horror production about the American Tragedian Edwin Forrest while wrestling with the nature of collaboration, ownership, the infuriation of writer’s block, and the intoxication of breaking through.
Directed by Jim Fitzmorris.