Everybody knows the story of wizard Merlin and his student Wart, the orphan boy destined to pull the Sword from the Stone, etc. But Merlin and Wart: A New Play isn't about that Merlin and Wart ... or is it? Set in the late '80s, this innovative drama takes place in a local mental hospital where a sociopath named Merlin claims he's a wizard who ages backward. Wart, his protege and fellow patient, once had a promising career as a physicist before he fired a pistol inside a movie theater and lost everything. To convince Wart of his powers, Merlin casts a spell to wipe all people from the planet and halt time completely. But without food, medication or running water, how will Merlin and Wart overcome their newfound reality? Playwright Kevin Stackhouse directs his own premiere at the Tavern on Camac Street.