This is one of my favorite pieces I've made for The Deep Green Sea, named for one of the best endings to one of the best poems.
I remember the first time I read Prufrock - I sat in the desk in my college English class, unsuspecting and unknowing and it so overwhelmed me with its staggering sadness and beauty that I couldn't keep from crying on the spot, in silence, with this devastating poem. It's the way it builds...it snares you and it drags you further and further into anxiousness and beauty and loneliness and siren songs until you're out too deep. Death by longing!
And there are more mermaids, certainly, in this show - more beasts and sailors and everything briny & wonderful.