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By Eric Bogosian

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates a thrilling artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was once to the Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of nobody else like him in popular culture correct now." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo indicates, together with Sex, medications, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with my Forehead; Wake Up and scent the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and choices from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was once presented 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him residing icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

One of America's leading performers and so much leading edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo exhibits comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medications, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and degree roles. such a lot lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: legal Intent.

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Hiding me in the darkness . . Don’t you love the smell of black rubber? The way it feels against the skin? Maybe not—it’s an acquired taste. Some people never get used to it. You can work your way up: black leather, then black spandex, then black rubber. Tight. Black. Rubber. Up against you. Press37 eric bogosian ing. Keeping. Holding. Resilient but firm. Every muscle, every inch is encased in pure black . . The arms, the legs, the chest, the groin, the head. All smooth, all black . . completely hidden.

At the party tonight you spent the whole night hanging out with Robert in the kitchen. I saw you. Giving him those eyes, those “guess what I’m thinking about” eyes. All right, you’re attracted to Robert. I understand. He just got that promotion, he’s got a lot of money now, a lot of prestige, power, cocaine. What else could a girl want? Money, power, prestige, cocaine. I know what turns you on, Cheryl, I know because it’s what turned you on about me in the first place. And I’m glad Robert got that promotion.

Tighter and tighter, then blackout. A piece of wire is all that’s needed. But perhaps the worst of all is the most spectacular: the slitting of the throat with a straight razor. One deft move, deep and quick. The wound is fatal, yet consciousness persists . . 34 16 Alone Together A man stands deep in the corner of the stage, almost mumbling. Hello, remember me? I’m right here where you left me. Right in that dark corner . . I’ve been waiting . . Come on, gimme a smile. You owe me that. After all this time.

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