Musing

Written and Directed by Amy Whittenberger
April-May 2009 at The Side Project Studio

Norman Painter, an ace car salesman, discovers a Muse named Olga living under his bed. When Olga decides she wants something in return for nurturing Norman's flourishing career, things get nasty as she invades the confines of his home, work, and love life.

Featuring Tympanic's trademark use of high energy storytelling, quirky sound design, and repulsive yet empathetic makeup effects, this dark comedy examined the severity of sacrifice in an age where everything can disappear at the drop of a hat.

 

 
The story, half Faustian and half ‘frog prince,’ transcends its cliches about the demands of a vocation through powerful images and strong acting.
— New City Stage
[A]t times, over-the-top humor belies a dark turn of events... that give the young playwright’s work an unexpected punch.
— Chicago Critic