THE CALL OF CTHULHU, Part One: The Horror in Clay

Artwork by Jason McKittrick

Artwork by Jason McKittrick

The first in a trilogy of new plays
by Greg Oliver Bodine

Adapted from the short story
by H.P. Lovecraft

Directed by DeLisa M. White†

A Sundays@Six Series Reading in The Jewel Box Theater

“Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival... a survival of a hugely remote period when... consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes in forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity... forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds...”

--Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951)

The Horror in Clay, the first part of this new trilogy of plays adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of cosmic horror, begins in March, 1925 when a neurotic, young sculptor named Henry Wilcox seeks out Dr. George Angell, a renowned professor at Brown University, and presents him with a strange bas-relief in clay that he has created after a series of disturbing dreams. The sculptor describes images associated in these dreams with the words Cthulhu and R'lyeh, which just happen to coincide with the professor’s research into a mysterious cult, whose followers worship a gigantic, ancient deity they believe will emerge from the depths of the ocean to once again rule over the earth.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

No Reserved Seating!  Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Please arrive early to ensure seating.

Cast:

John Graham* 
James Wetzel*
Annalisa Loeffler*
Robert Blumenfeld*
Brad Makarowski*
Stephanie Cox-Williams
Sheila Joon*
Gregory Isaac* 
James Edward Becton*
Jennifer Gordon Thomas*
Sean Williams
Joseph McGranaghan*
Seth Shelden
Alisha Spielmann*
Michael Selkirk*
John-Patrick Driscoll*
Timothy McCown Reynolds*

Stage directions read by Remi Sandri*

* appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
† Member, Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers

Moderator: Michael Lazan