Friday, May 25, 2012

My Fall Show and Role

"But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept, and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living thing. I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin. There he lies, white and cold in death. You hate me; but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself. I look on the hands which executed the deed; I think on the heart in which the imagination of it was conceived, and long for the moment when these hands will meet my eyes, when that imagination will haunt my thoughts no more"

My favorite version of the Creature - Bernie Wrightson

"But soon," he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, "I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell."

The Icon - Boris Karloff
"Like Adam, I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from, beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless, and alone. Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition; for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me."

City Lit Theatre
Performances September 28th thru November 4th

I consider myself humbled and honored to be offered this role. One of the great literary creations of all time. A being of monstrous vengeance, childlike wonder, and devoted love. I am terrified and excited all at the same time, and no actor can ever ask for more from a role.

And, no, Sean H. - "FIRE! BAD!" is not one of my lines. ;)  And now, as cheesy as I will ever get about this...

1 comment:

  1. So, no "Fire, BAD!" Dammit! How about "Puttin' on the Ritz"....Oh Wait, that's "Young Frankenstein". Congratulations my friend! Break a leg!