The Cherry Lane Mentor Project presents a play about our conflicting desires to escape the world and indulge in it, our excesses and our emptiness, and how they relate to our constant quest for “happiness.”
Margaret, a scholar, and Katherine, her partner, are moving to small-town Missouri. Margaret is studying playwright Margaret Cavendish, and she’s obsessed with the 17th century author's 'The Convent of Pleasure.' Katherine packs and Margaret procrastinates while their friend Laurel tries to convince them to stay. REI, self-loathing, and the 17th century threaten their course.