Whether or not the pen is truly mightier than the sword, playwright Carter W. Lewis is out to prove in his enigmatically titled The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider that slam poetry can trump a mercenary private army.
If that sounds like an unlikely match-up, then you are grasping the surreal quality of this darkly comic tale, which seems headed towards a rant against the Blackwaters of the world, then takes a distinct left turn to demonstrate the transporting power of art.
Instead of political discourse, Lewis turns out to be interested in matters of the heart, even if the most prominent heart in the play happens to be artificial. Confused yet? Oh, just head to Florida Stage, buckle your seat belt and go along for the ride.