Billie and Bix

Institute History

  • 1993 Playwrights Lab


Children of rock stars, Billie and her little brother Bix are miserable on tour with their parents. Feeling neglected and wanting a regular life with neighborhood friends and a little league team, Billie decides to run away, dragging Bix along. The kids fall asleep hiding in the back of their mysterious Uncle Myron’s fishtail Cadillac, and wake in a strange parallel world. Uncle Myron has lost the car in a bet to a sly and talkative Crow. The trickster bird steals Bix away and delivers him to the villainous Kingfish, a fascist lounge singer who rules this city with his motorcycle-riding thought police. Bix will be his heir. Billie, traveling through the metropolis with a robot made from a wheelchair and a video camera, has to find her little brother and find her way home.

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