a week to find the meaning of life

The best comedy is simultaneously highly intelligent and completely stupid. I hope you find in Enlightenment a delicious blend of both. - David Staume.

The Pitch

At the death of his father, Tom is goaded by his brother to leave home and find the meaning of life, in a month.

The story begins with a desperate Tom, with a week to go, finding a guru, who takes him as a student on one condition: 'When you fail to achieve enlightenment, there will be no talk of suicide. I will kill you myself'. Tom's guru sets him six tasks, half the number of Hercules' labours, but each much harder … and he only has a week.

But, is anything as it seems?

The Writer

David Staume is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild and the NSW Writer's Centre, and runs a web production company.

He is the author of four published works of creative non-fiction, two published through Llewellyn (USA) and two through Agio Publishing (Canada).

David's goal is to make the profound profoundly funny.

He lives in Sydney, Australia.

The Composer

Jonathan Dimond is University-educated in the fields of Classical music and Jazz / Improvisation.

Jonathan's qualifications are numerous. He has so many Bachelors, Masters and PhDs that he has more letters after his name than in it.

Jonathan has also undergone training in North Indian classical music in Pune, India.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

I've just finished reading/singing my way through your musical ... I loved it!

Tom is so likeable, Godfrey is so despicable and everyone has an Aunty Phyllis.

Your imagination has no boundaries - you entertained me, you made me laugh out-loud!

Louise Bishop-Klopper

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