Adramelech’s Monologue ~ Bootleg Theater ~ Through Nov. 12 ~ Echo Park

Adramelech’s Monologue @ The Bootleg Theater ~ 2220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tuesdays and Wednesday Through November 12th @ 8:30 P.M.

“The actor does not walk into the theatre, the actor moves forward with the theare between its teeth.”- Valere Novarina

If you need stories that begin with “Once Upon a Time…” and end with some semblance of understanding what just happened, Adramelech’s Monologue is not for you. In fact, if the name is already a turn-off, stay out of Adramelech ’s kitchen. If however, you deal in words, treasure in-your-grill acting, and are drawn to the work of Gertrude Stein and Sam Beckett, this 50-minute performance piece by Valere Novarina is for you.

The work is a sprawling, insane, babbling monologue by a bug-eyed lunatic with a shaved head and unshaven face. He is clearly a writer (it takes one to know one). He looks like an inmate and in one way or another, is a prisoner to his own sharp mind. Dominated by a massive white wall of blank paper, his floorboards stuffed with crumpled paper sheets, and his floor strewn with more of the same, Adramelech has apparently spent untold insomniac days and nights, maybe even weeks, with one fuck of a case of writer’s block. The emptiness of the barren paper looms so large over this man, he has become a shell, a revolving-door depository for learned, repeated, and written words.

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