Introducing the published version of his latest solo show, Bogosian laments that, thanks to TV, "we float in a matrix of billions of image fragments, sound bites, plot-line, news reports and ad copy." Pounding Nails
(which opened last February) is his new attempt to make sense of this flotsam. As in his previous one-man shows, Bogosian presents a series of unconnected monologues--some comic, some satiric, some poignant--delivered by various oddball denizens of his fertile, feral brain: spaced-out drug dealers, self-satisfied suburbanites, and fire-breathing talk radio hosts. This time, however, Bogosian seems more amused than disgusted by the decaying world around him, as if his anger has been tempered by a touch of hope--or is it resignation? The result is a work every bit as powerful and well written as Drinking in America
or Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
but much less didactic and considerably more accepting of his various characters' foibles and flaws. Jack Helbig
About the Author
Eric Bogosian is the OBIE-award winning writer and performer of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll", and "Drinking in America", as well as his plays "Suburbia" and "Talk Radio", both made into major motion pictures.