"There’s a word in Italian – dietrologia – for the science of shadowy manipulations in the background which never come to light – it’s a national pastime."
Seattle's Open Circle Theater presents: Arkham, a stage adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's "Shunned House", "Cool Air" and "Shadow over Innsmouth".
Open Circle continues it's smash-hit series of adaptations of Lovecraft for the stage with ARKHAM, three tales featuring the gambrel-shrouded, witch-haunted town as a unifying theme.
Each story is set in the here-and-now and features female protagonists battling the gods, monsters and pan-dimentional terrors we have all come to know and love.
Will it be rotten or wonderful fun? I'll just have to find out.
Mallman is rushing around setting up equipment in the Clown Lounge downstairs, where a small group of onlookers is gathering. He's wearing a zebra-striped top under a jacket, spectacles, and a few days' reddish beard. On his keyboard sits the phone-book-sized blueprint of "Marathon 2": 628 pages of lyrics and charts in a three-ring binder that's over twice the size of "Marathon," the original 26.2-hour ditty he performed here in 1999.
Except for bathroom breaks, Mallman plans to play around the clock, with the help of 75 other musicians working in shifts. I ask him if he has anything to tell fans before doing this. "It's not going to be good," he says. "It's going to be long."