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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 consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes in forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity...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.


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


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

Earlier Event: May 7
Later Event: May 31