BrickaBrack is happy to announce that Dennis, star of Stalking Christopher Walken & Daffodil: A Play on Happiness, has returned from exile.
When BrickaBrack moved to NY from San Francisco last year, Dennis was sadly left behind. "He didn't want to fly unless he could be the captain," says BrickaBrack's Artistic Director GG, "He was a ship's captain, so now he thinks he can drive anything. Of course we wanted him to join us, but ultimately he chose this other path."
That other path was living in a storage unit in San Francisco for the past year. "The past year has prepared me specifically for working on The Hope Frieze with the NY BrickaBrack Ensemble. My living conditions were incredibly similar to what a gulag was probably like. I had no food or water, and was stuck in a cold, dark place during the entire ordeal. Basically, I now know what it feels like to be a victim of Stalin's. Ok, yes, it was San Francisco, and I never feared being shot, or forced to dig ditches in a typhus-ridden landscape of frost and death, but it still felt like Siberia to me. Probably if I wasn't already blue, I would have turned blue."
Now that Dennis has returned to civilization, he is considering changing his middle name to Lenin. "I just like the sound of it. Dennis Lenin has a certain ring. A certain... je ne sais quoi. That's French, I learned that in Daffodil. You could put them together to make one name. DeLenin. Then I'd have a dope handle, like DeLance, who's in BrickaBrack too. If I was at a party, people would be like, "DeLenin's in da house, yo!" So I'm exploring that option. Also I'm a big fan of John Lenin. I mean, is there anything better than "Imagine?" - Besides cupcakes, of course? Haha. No seriously. I love cupcakes. Or anything I can eat with my one functioning hand. Anyway. Vladimir Lenin had a beard, too, just like me." It is unknown what Dennis' last name is.
"We're just glad to have him back, and to benefit from his unique perspective in building this piece about artists during the Russian Revolution. I'm sure he'll wear a wonderfully appropriate new hat in The Hope Frieze." added GG.
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble