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.


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,


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.”


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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