“ALL GO OUT”

haunting of b bostwick 1

I played someone who died

on playwright Maxwell Anderson’s property,

who also had done artistic carvings

throughout the house—banisters, cabinets, doors.

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We shot our scenes in what had been

Anderson’s house. The living room

was where he and his neighbor Kurt Weill

wrote the songs for Lost in the Stars,

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including words that, not long after,

were engraved on Weill’s gravestone:

Out of darkness we come at birth . . . and then

Go forward into dark again.”

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Long before he took his own life

in the pond behind the house, my character

carved Shakespearean stage directions

on a door to the outside: “Exeunt Omnes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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