October 09, 2008

Stage program explores Edward Gorey’s work

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student Erin Briddick presents a staged examination of Edward Gorey’s work at Kleinau Theater beginning today (Oct. 9) and running through Oct. 11.

Edward Gorey, the artist with the playfully macabre sensibility, was both an illustrator and an author. His animated cartoon famously graced the introduction sequence of the PBS series “Mystery.” Briddick, however, focuses on Gorey creation Mister Earbrass in “Mister Earbrass Plays Croquet: Staging Edward Gorey.”

Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Marion Kleinau Theater on the second floor of the Communications Building. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for students.

C(lavius) F(rederick) Earbrass is the well-known novelist. Glassglue, a minor character from an Earbrass draft, Drusilla and others join Earbrass on stage. Briddick, a Lemont native, adapted and directs this program.