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Theater: 'Stalking the Bogeyman' mini-review

A vengeful journalist plots to murder the man who destroyed his childhood in "Stalking the Bogeyman."

Roderick Hill in a scene from "STALKING THE BOGEYMAN" at Off-Broadway's New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). www.StalkingTheBogeyman.com.  Photo: Jeremy Daniel. Roderick Hill stars in "Stalking the Bogeyman" at New World Stages.
Credit: Jeremy Daniel

A testament to this haunting play is that it stands on its own engaging integrity even before you add in the extra whammy that it’s based on a true story.

“Stalking the Bogeyman” is a nakedly honest rumination on what led David Holthouse (Roderick Hill), a successful journalist by day, to spend his nights intricately plotting to murder the man who raped him as a child. Originally a narrative on “This American Life,” the recounting of one man’s journey into the heart of darkness feels personal on a much greater scale, especially when shared in the intimacy of Stage 5 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.).

This tragedy is not something that happens to other people; it’s something for everyone to explore on whatever level it makes the most sense to them — and they will proceed to process it in their minds for a long time.

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For tickets, visit www.stalkingthebogeyman.com.

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