I love this line out of the synopsis for Beautiful Losers: If there was ever an excuse to steal a car, drive all night and howl at the moon, Beautiful Losers is it.
Jack Kerouac. That name inspires all manner of fantastical thoughts in my mind - freedom, wrecklessness, boundless creativity, depth, drugs, belonging, fame. Beautiful Losers follows the story of Jack and his friend Neal Cassady, pro car thief and con artist, as they hop a car and travel from New York City to Mexico. What sustains them on the journey is drugs, alcohol and discussions about the mysteries of life. They're doing okay until they reach Mexico, and it's here they meet up with William Burroughs and his partner Joan. Their journey starts to kink in every direction, and whether happy or sad, it's definitely all mad.
If you were ever a fan of Jack Kerouac or the Beats, a lover of 60s Counter Culture, or you just plain like good theatre, get two tickets to Beautiful Losers. You'll need someone on the other end of your enthusiasm when you leave this performance.
Court went along to see Beautiful Losers, this is what she thought.
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