The Man Who Was Used Up (Open Rehearsal)
“The slightest appearance of mystery – of any point I cannot exactly apprehend – puts me at once into a pitiable state of agitation”
A lone narrator labors to understand the mysteries surrounding the almost god-like reputation of a returning veteran. Is he ‘The Man in the Mask’? Is he even real? When he finds out, however, little peace is reached.
A solo performance by Northeastern University Professor Matthew Gray, THE MAN WHO WAS USED UP is the world premiere of a stage adaptation of the short story by Edgar Allen Poe. Commissioned by The Society of Nano & Emerging Technologies and due to open at the end of October, this is an open rehearsal exploring the themes within the piece. Musicians, visual artists and makers will all be able to contribute to the open rehearsal, and we encourage everyone to bring something to participate with—whether it is a camera, sketchpad or recording device.