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“This time last year I started plotting to kill a man.” Roderick Hill, portraying investigative journalist David Holthouse, opens Stalking the Bogeyman with this admission, and it’s clear from the get-go that this is going to be an intense evening of theater. Based on the real story of Holthouse confronting the man who raped him as a child, the stage version has been adapted and directed by Markus Potter, who first encountered the story (as many of us did) in a 2011 episode of This American Life. Potter’s production never shies away from darkness, and in the intimacy of New World Stages’ 199-seat Stage 5 theater, terrible acts of violence and vulnerability are close enough to leave the audience shaken. Continue reading