Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Orpheus and red guitar


Interestingly, many of my friends who have seen readings of
"Rock God Opera," relate heavily to the characters.

Men who have gone through painful divorces relate with Orpheus--and those who have felt unrequited love, relate with Hades.

Women have told me they know guys just like Orpheus (players?), and that they have been on the short end of the stick when it came to their own relationships (like Eurydice).

I've always meant Orpheus to be a bit of a bastard--it's his charm and sense of humor that make him a likeable character. Feodor, one of Lodestone Theatre Ensemble's best actors, did a great job delivering Orpheus' exasperated line: "No way am I gonna be Ralph Macchio!"

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