Asmodeus: The Blur of Evil

There was discussion on how to depict the demon afflicting Sarah. We didn’t determine an actual casting role for certain until we were well into rehearsals. From Tobit 3:17:

So Raphael was sent to heal … to give Sarah, the daughter of Raguel, as a wife to Tobiah, the son of Tobit, and to rid her of the wicked demon Asmodeus.

My friend John captured this blurred image of Asmodeus, who appears lurking around Sarah. Hopefully the audience gets the drift that the demon is invisible to the characters. The image is serendipitous, in that if we could show the demon as a blur of action, that would be closer to my ideal. Perhaps in the film version. As it is, the blend of blood red and black, the inhuman beak, and the hand that deals death: this image may be imperfect in focus, but it depicts the nature of evil all too well.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Asmodeus: The Blur of Evil

  1. Jen says:

    Composer, here. Cool! Got to be getting into the excited/nervous/oh-crap-this-is-really-gonna-happen phase. :)

    Is this going to be up anywhere to watch?

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