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Stalking the Bogeyman

Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted as a child, a journalist learns that his 'bogeyman' now lives nearby.

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Stalking the Bogeyman

Date: 27 Apr 2018

A true story.

Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted by the 14-year-old son of his neighbours, American journalist David Holthouse, now 33, learns that his ‘bogeyman’ has moved into his area.

In an article written for a Denver newspaper in 2004, Holthouse revealed an abandoned plan to belatedly kill his attacker: “I was going to watch him writhe like a poisoned cockroach for a few seconds, then kick him onto his stomach and put three bullets in the back of his head.”

Holthouse’s article, and the story of his subsequent arrest, became the source material for this stage play by Markus Potter.

Neil Gooding directs the Sydney premiere of the play. Graeme McRae, Noel Hodda, Radek Jonak, Deborah Jones, Alexander Palacio and Anne Tenney feature.

Read Audrey’s interview with Markus Potter here.

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