We saw this evening of two one-acts based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft last Monday. My review of it for nytheatre.com is here: http://www.nytheatre.com/showpage.aspx?s=thin11860.
What sticks with me, a week later, is what a risk playwright Nat Cassidy took in his play, the second of the evening. He dared to alienate members of the audience (a couple walked out — which I always find so amazing when you’re in an intimate space; can’t you just stick it out? It’s not like we’re talking the six-hour Gatz here, ya know?); it was fearless, if not 100 percent perfectly realized (as I note in my review, some editing would really help; less is more).
And it has inspired me to go read some Lovecraft, which I haven’t done in years. And it made me aware of this interesting site: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/; I would be interested in knowing, however, if it’s okay for it to reproduce all of Lovecraft’s stories as it has — presumably they are out of copyright protection?