Mothra is Waiting
Running time: 15 minutes
Cast: 1m, 2f
Two Showgirls. One giant moth. A comedy of redemption and sequins.
I wrote the short play . . . after seeing a revival of “Mothra” at Film Forum. I found the movie very beautiful and oddly moving and it made me cry. Which I discovered is not considered an “appropriate” response to a monster movie at Film Forum.
I just wondered whatever happened to the two little Japanese women in the film, who do all the cheesy musical numbers so I wrote the play. Rather quickly too, it just popped out. It won an award . . . To some people, it’s . . . about holding on to dreams. Other people think it’s about growing up. Some just love monster movies so they think the play is neat.
— David Johnston, interview
Read the rest of the interview here.
MOTHRA IS WAITING has been made into an award-winning short film called MONSURA IS WAITING. Find out more here.