Date of Award

2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

First Advisor

Geither, Michael

Subject Headings

Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Theater

Abstract

Contradictionary Lies: A Play Not About Kurt Cobain is a one-act play that follows failed rocker Jimbo as he deals with aging, his divorce, and disappointment. As he and his estranged wife Kelly divvy up their belongings and ultimately their memories, Jimbo is visited by his guardian angel, the ghost of dead rock star Kurt Cobain. Part dark comedy, part docudrama, this play shows how closely man emulates their heroes, and how in the void of depression, music serves an escape.

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