THE HOUND

Midnight. Late December, 1937. Reed, a discredited archeologist and Aesthete, is running for his life. Having stolen an ancient amulet from the fetid grave of a neglected Holland churchyard, he locks himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some 'malign being.' In shocking detail, he recounts a gruesome testimony of unnatural occurrences surrounding the totem...
Midnight. Late December, 1937. Reed, a discredited archeologist and Aesthete, is running for his life. Having stolen an ancient amulet from the fetid grave of a neglected Holland churchyard, he locks himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some 'malign being.' In shocking detail, he recounts a gruesome testimony of unnatural occurrences surrounding the totem's theft... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it. A solo one-act play adapted from the classic, short horror story by H.P. Lovecraft.

"A brilliantly skillful production. How could North Shore Theatre [Productions] possibly succeed in bringing this story to the stage? The answer is through ingenuity, a shrewd and judicious altering of the text, and a terrific performance by adapter Greg Oliver Bodine." 5 STARS! --DC Theatre Scene

"Recommended. Best of Week 3 Capital Fringe" --DCist

“Deliciously creepy…a well-realized piece indeed…clever writing complemented by excellent sound and light make for a most entertaining evening.” —NYTheatre.com

"A smart and lively adaptation…deliciously macabre” –Tor.com

“Greg Oliver Bodine’s adaptation of “The Hound” at Manhattan Theatre Source was perhaps the best Lovecraftian play I’ve seen in a long time. A good script, well acted and staged.” –Andrew Leman, Founding Member, H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.
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THE HOUND

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Capital Fringe Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Necronomicon Providence
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC
    ,
    2011