Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Performance: Glassheart with Rorschach Theatre in DC

“In the empty living room of a shabby apartment,
in the dark, a Beast is crying.
There is just enough light to see that he is monstrous,
and that he is clutching something precious to him.”

Ladies and gentlemen, at long last, I am living the dream. I am in a fairy tale. I am acting in Rorschach Theatre's production of Glassheart, by Reina Hardy, an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. I play the Lamp. It runs January 17 - February 16th at Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC, with Pay What You Can Previews Janaury 17-19th. Here is our blurb:

"Beauty never showed up. The Beast and his remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment near a 7-11, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. This fairy tale includes a building manager with a taste for gingerbread and children, spells that come with a price, an eligible maiden, a kidnapping, and a relentlessly cheery lamp that discovers what – and who – must be sacrificed for an ordinary life."

It has been such an incredible experience so far! It is the largest and probably most complex role of my life, and I am loving every minute of it.

Here are a few pics from rehearsal:

We are about to go into tech, where all the costumes and lights and set elements will come together, so I will definitely have more amazing pictures for you soon!


  1. It sounds like a great story. Really hope the performance goes well for you.

  2. I stumbled on this while researching for writing my (long overdue) thesis (on directing Glassheart in Omaha, NE). I hope this lovely play is as good to you as it was to us! Happy opening!

    1. Hey there Lizardcat! Randy Baker here from Rorschach Theatre. We are having an amazing experience with the play and we were thrilled to have Reina Hardy join us for the last part of the process... check out some of the pics on our facebook page. We opened on Monday. Come visit us in DC! :)