Manhattan Theatre Source Playground Development Series
THINGS AT THE DOORSTEP
...An evening of horror based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
Award-winning playwrights Greg Oliver Bodine and Nat Cassidy team up to present a disturbing double-bill of solo performances adapted from and inspired by the man whom Stephen King describes as "the Twentieth Century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale," Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937).
Written by Greg Oliver Bodine & Nat Cassidy
Directed by DeLisa M. White
Featuring: Greg Oliver Bodine* in "The Hound"
& Austin Lacher in "I Am Providence"
Lighting Design by Kia Rogers
Sound Design by Jay Spriggs
Property Design by Jason McKittrick
Stage Manager: Laura Schlachtmeyer.
Running time: 1 hour-50 minutes with one 10-minute intermission.
An Equity approved showcase. (*appears courtesy AEA)
Mon-Tues, March 14-15, 21-22 @ 8pm
Fri-Sat, March 18-19, 25-26 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 20 @ 7pm
Manhattan Theatre Source
177 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10011
Betw. Waverly Place and W.8th St.
(1 block north of Washington Square Park)
A/C/E, or B/D/F/V to W. 4th St.
Tickets: $18 at www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/797455
Listen to the podcast here: http://www.nytheatre.com/podcast.aspx?p=364
THINGS AT THE DOORSTEP features:
THE HOUND: Midnight. Late December, 1937. Reed, a discredited archeologist and Aesthete, is running for his life. Having stolen an ancient amulet from the fetid grave of a neglected Holland churchyard, he locks himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being.’ In shocking detail, he recounts a gruesome testimony of unnatural occurrences surrounding the totem’s theft… and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it. Critically acclaimed for his solo adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A "Christmas Carol" (2003 NYSCA Grant award-winner) and Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat," playwright/performer, Greg Oliver Bodine, brings H.P. Lovecraft’s classic, short horror story, "The Hound," to thrilling life.
I AM PROVIDENCE: In the realm of horror literature, H.P. Lovecraft’s reputation as the supreme cultivator of terrifying worlds and visions is unrivaled. However, there is one world so horrifying, so hopeless and bleak, that even Lovecraft himself couldn’t have imagined it: a life in the theatre. Written by NY Innovative Theatre Award-winning playwright Nat Cassidy ("Any Day Now" and "The Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots"), "I Am Providence" is a series of Lovecraftian adaptations and musings that highlight the master’s insights into our own ephemeral wants and fears, as well as an original portrait of a struggling actor and his reasons for connecting with such morbid material. It is a journey into the heart of an artist that is part biography, part abstraction, and all horror.