Play Sonnet 24

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath steeled,
Thy beauty’s form in table of my heart;
My body is the frame wherein ’tis held,
And perspective that is best painter’s art.
For through the painter must you see his skill,
To find where your true image pictured lies,
Which in my bosom’s shop is hanging still,
That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.
Now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:
Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
Are windows to my breast, where-through the sun
Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee;
     Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art,
     They draw but what they see, know not the heart.



Sonnet 24 is a giant artistic metaphor to say that affection is more than skin deep.

Like a painter, Willy has painted his lover’s image on his heart, and framing the artwork with his body. Only through the painter’s eye may the beloved see the image that has been created, and the beloved’s eyes are the window for Will to see his own heart. One pair of eyes drew the lover, the other pair of eyes are windows the sun delights to shine through to illuminate the heart-painting. Yet eyes, unfortunately, can draw only what they see, not the deep love invested in those objects.

Will’s Wordplay

“Windows glazed with thine eyes” is comparing the shine of the subjects eyes to glass. (Glaziers are glass workers)


The Plaza at 101 Park Ave., Manhattan

101 Park Avenue is a 629-foot tall skyscraper in New York City, New York. It was completed in 1979 to 1982 and has 49 floors. Eli Attia Architects designed the building, which is the 64th tallest in New York.

It was used as the facade of the fictional “Pemrose Building” in the 1987 film The Secret of My Success,[1] as well as the fictional “Clamp Tower” in the 1990 film Gremlins 2. The building is shown as the site of George Costanza’s office in an episode of Seinfeld, as well as Dudley Moore’s character’s office in the film Crazy People. It is also featured as a crash site in the 2012 film The Avengers.

Its most notable office tenant is Morgan Stanley. The plaza below features greenery and a fountain.



1. The Secret of My Success Movie Filming Locations – The 80s Movies Rewind


ACTOR – Colin Ryan

Colin Ryan Broadway: Waiting for Godot (u/s Pozzo/Lucky), No Man’s Land (u/s Briggs/Foster) New York: Macbeth (Macbeth), Othello (Iago), This Lime Tree Bower (Frank), Bill & Lenny (Shatner), Protest (Staněk), Troilus & Cressida (Achilles), Brecht on Brecht. Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley), The Malcontent (Malevole), Pride & Prejudice (Wickham), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Gaston), US Premiere of A Laughing Matter (David Garrick), She Stoops to Conquer (Tony Lumpkin), Complete Works…(Abridged), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio/Capulet), Twelfth Night (Orsino). MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting. Colin lives in Hoboken with his wife, Elizabeth, and a large brown bear.


DIRECTOR – Hazen Cuyler

Hazen is Co-Founder of The Greenhouse Ensemble in NYC and is published in three plays. Recent acting credits: Master Harold… and the boys at (Aurora Theatre); In The Next Room or the vibrator play (Performance Network Theatre); Theory of Mind (Wharton Center). Upcoming One-man show: It’s Like Love (written by Gina Femia).

Producer/Director/Creative Consultant: Sonnet 24 (NYC Shakespeare Exchange); Extracurricular (Greenhouse Ensemble); Under Neon Lights (Reel Hand Prod.); Glucosamine+Chondroitin international infomercial (Greenhouse Ensemble); OMG Wild! (Cinema World Studios); The SHoW (MSU Telecasters). Upcoming: Untitled Greenhouse Ensemble Theatrical Production.

He studies with Jack Garfein, Austin Pendleton, Aleksey Burago and Michael Ostrow.