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[The New Dramatists, 424 W 44TH Street, NYC 10036
May 26, 2015,
‘THE PRIVATE EYE OF HIRAM BODONI’
This newly discovered 1970’s original television script introduces us to the brilliant detective Hiram Bodoni — and introduces Hiram Bodoni to his first caper in a television studio — where he tries to solve the mysterious deaths of a TV star, an Executive Producer, and an actor’s Agent. [Hampered by his own fevered existential crisis — disoriented by the surreal studio detritus of props, menacing cables, cameras and fragments of stage sets — irritated by having to constantly expose the characters he meets (who keep changing masks and personas) — and exhausted, too, by his pursuit of his elusive, exquisite muse, the “Lady In White” (who suddenly appears, in and out of his studio-caper delirium, in quick cuts and dissolves) — Hiram Bodoni journeys on to the mind-blowing solution of the mystery, and the unexpected conclusion of his “Lady-in-White” yearnings.]
Gagliano’s signature mix of heightened language, off-the-wall humor, tragicomic view of life, and Wes Anderson-like tone of deadpan surrealism, keeps the roller coaster caper dipping, twisting, turning — and coasting, finally, to an unsettling, but entertaining. . . stop.
Max Arnaud (Actor’s Equity). . . . .as Hiram Bodoni
Steve Vinovich (Actor’s Equity). . . . .as
(Tybalt Connors, Kornzweig, The Old Fat Lady, Chestnut Man, Gypsy Palm Reader,The Blind British TD, Ted Ahern)
Taylor Ferrera as. . . . .Cleo Croyden. . .
The New Dramatists, 424 W 44th Street, NYC 10036
May 26, 2015, 7PM
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