The Theater: Inside the Spastic Club



The four principal characters in Creeps are victims of cerebral palsy, as is David E. Freeman, the playwright.

The dramatic setting is a men's room outfitted with the shabbiest imaginable toilet facilities, including two mottled urinals. The inmates, for that is how they view themselves, use this room to hide out from the larger premises of what they call "the spastic club."

Its official name is "the Workshop," and it is run by a rather smarmy doctor and a highly officious nurse. The atmosphere is somewhat reminiscent of the mental asylum in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The men...

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