Action – Ian Murphy

ACTION written by Sam Shepard
Ian Murphy – ‘Jeep’

Ian Murphy - BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN by DFW

Ian Murphy
BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN by DFW


Ian Murphy as ‘Ferdinand’
in ROUGHER MAGIC

EXCERPT FROM ACTION
– JEEP:

“I went everywhere. Cop car, court, jail, cop car, jail, court, cop car, home, cop car, jail. And everwhere I noticed this new interest in my exitence. These new details. Every scar was noted down. Every mark. The lines in my fingers. Hair. Eyes. Change in the pocket. Knives. Race. Age. Every detail.”

NSTC SHOWS / ROLES

  • Orestes 2.1 – ‘Menelaus’
  • Rougher Magic: A cubist Shakespeare
    — ‘Ferdinand’ (2014)
  • Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
    — Interviews #30, #11 & #59
  • Action – ‘Jeep’
  • Ian Murphy is back with Nasty Shadows after a few years away, and the Company is thrilled to have him back in the Shadow world. Ian’s first performance with the Shadows was in the Company’s beautifully horrific adaptation/modification Orestes 2.1 back in 2009. During his Shadow absence Ian was seen on stage around town in a number of roles with various companies: w/NBActs: Heart Shaped Boxes (2009), Christmas Break (2010), The Pugilist (2014); w/Bard In the Barracks: Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), Macbeth (2010); w/Theatre St. Thomas: People Are Dumb (2010); w/Next Folding: Disintegrate Me (2014). In 2014 Ian played with the Shadows again to portray a musically suave and maliciously over-confident ‘Ferdinand’ in Rougher Magic, and the next fall he expanded his performance range into the more hideous side of man’s psyche with the staged adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.

    The Shadows welcome Ian back this fall to perform the wildly absurd role of ‘Jeep’ in Sam Shepard’s Action – a difficult role which finds Ian stretching into some other performance modes that he is embracing and playing with wonderfully to deliver a ‘Jeep’ true to the script. Always great to play with Ian, and the Company always welcomes his presence in the process any time he’s game to play.


    Posted on October 21, 2019, in Theatrical Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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