On Tuesday, I will be reading for a role in a new play from writer / director Emily C.A. Snyder titled CUPID AND PSYCHE, a new play in blank verse (poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter). I read the play last evening and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. I also haven't done a play since IVANOV, so it would be great to get back on a stage.
Here's some good news, the cast already includes my MIDSUMMER from 2009 colleague, James Parenti, who will be playing Cupid in the production.
Here is an overview of the play:
the goddess of Love, is incensed to discover that all men have left her
to worship a disdainful mortal, Psyche. Determined to kill her rival,
Aphrodite sets her son, Cupid, to the task—except that he, too, becomes
However, when Passion is unbound, he proves monstrous, as Psyche
quickly learns when she rejects her invisible suitor’s advances. To
prevent the “Beast” from terrorizing her own family, who are now afraid
to show affection to one another, Psyche takes Cupid as her husband to
“rid the world of Love.” But when Passion is married to the Soul, even a
Beast can change…
Cupid and Psyche, a New Play in Blank Verse, explores that nature of Love verses Lust, and the marriage of Passion to the Soul.
I will be reading for the comic supporting role of Chrysos, a greedy fool who, like every other male in the play, falls for Psyche, even though he is already married to Dareia.
For information on the production, please visit: http://www.cupidandpsyche.net/