A comic duet inspired by the work of surrealist painter James Ensor between two women who may be old friends or arch rivals or both. They sing, dance and try to snooker fate with a game of cards. Their lives are entwined like a tangle of snakes. Perhaps they are characters from a book they are reading, or perhaps the wild faced figures from a painting that haunt each other's lives. Created and performed by Obie and Bessie award winners, Ellen Maddow, founding member of the Talking Band and Louise Smith, long time collaborator of Talking Band and Ping Chong.