By Eric Bogosian
100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo exhibits, together with Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with my Forehead; Wake Up and scent the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and choices from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was once offered 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.
One of America's most appropriate performers and such a lot leading edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo exhibits comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and degree roles. so much lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: legal Intent.
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Imagine being punched in the throat. Or strangulation. Asphyxiation. Tighter and tighter, then blackout. A piece of wire is all that’s needed. But perhaps the worst of all is the most spectacular: the slitting of the throat with a straight razor. One deft move, deep and quick. The wound is fatal, yet consciousness persists . . 34 16 Alone Together A man stands deep in the corner of the stage, almost mumbling. Hello, remember me? I’m right here where you left me. Right in that dark corner . . I’ve been waiting .
I like dose Christmas trees, gifts underneath all nice and shiny. And you have a nice cup a coffee and you have ya bathrobe on, and ya just sittin’ dere nice and quiet on da couch with the wife . . the oil burner’s on . . And dose kids come runnin’ down da stairs all happy and laughin’ and da dog’s barkin’ and everybody’s tearin’ up dere presents and everybody’s happy. And dose kids look up at you and dey love you. Dey love you, Vinnie . . And den and den dere’s Christmas dinner and everybody comes over da house.
Around and around. Black and tight, close and dark. Holding me. Hiding me in the darkness . . Don’t you love the smell of black rubber? The way it feels against the skin? Maybe not—it’s an acquired taste. Some people never get used to it. You can work your way up: black leather, then black spandex, then black rubber. Tight. Black. Rubber. Up against you. Press37 eric bogosian ing. Keeping. Holding. Resilient but firm. Every muscle, every inch is encased in pure black . . The arms, the legs, the chest, the groin, the head.
100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian