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WPA THEATER
1981
THE FREAK

Kyle Renick and Howard Ashman at the WPA Theatre in Manhattan asked me to do a poster for this play about Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet,” by playwright Granville Burgess. I would eventually do a poster for their musical “Little Shop of Horrors,”, but this was a drama about the reluctant healer from Virginia Beach, VA, who performed thousands of psychic readings while in a self-imposed hypnotic trance. Because of a storm of criticism and skepticism, for a time he turned his back on his powers, and that is essentially the period that the play covers.

Watercolor, Prismacolor colored pencils, & Letrafilm on white board.

The Freak