Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors is a play about a man who has just found out he has a terminal illness. He’s led a boring life as an editor rather than pursuing writing so in his last months he decides to write his memoirs. Characters representing Love and Death fight for his attention once he finds himself at a secluded motel and fill-up station, in love for the first time in his life, trying to make sense of this cruel twist of fate. The entire play was wonderful, but two quotes require special attention.
“I cried not because I was dying, but because of the life I lived.”
“I can’t be dying because I never lived.”