Born in Lubbock, Texas, John Murrell became a playwright in, of all places, an Alberta high school. Animator Cam Christiansen gives Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space, to create a visual accompaniment to the playwright's flights of poetic fancy. Despite its more fantastic elements, Murrell's work is grounded in a profound appreciation for the real. History and place play a critical role in his work, where everyone from Sarah Bernhardt to Walt Whitman puts in an appearance. But behind the spectacle, the masque, and the play itself, is a man happily creating his own world.