Playing the ghost of John Barrymore

Well I did it again. Went and auditioned for some theater. Now I’ll be donning tights to play the ghost of John Barrymore, AMERICA’S GREATEST SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR, in the hilarious comedy I Hate Hamlet! Swordfights! Seductions! Soliloquies! Only 6 performances! (What? I know!) Fri 3/10 at 8pm Sat 3/11 at 8pm Sun 3/12 at 3pm Fri 3/17 at 8pm Sat 3/18 at 8pm Sun 3/19 at 3pm All the action happens at Deerfield’s Patty Turner Center. Get your tickets at TheatreD.com. Continue reading Playing the ghost of John Barrymore

Starring in “Holocaust comedy” Muse of Fire

“Wicke is a haunting portrait of a man trying to find some last shred of dignity within the context of his own choices….”– Chicago Theater Beat (Recommended, 3 Stars) It’s Auschwitz, 1942. I play an actor who has coped with the horrors of the camp by writing a hilarious play in his head, and now he’s wrangling his fellow prisoners to act out his farce, which satirizes the anti-Semitic nonsense of the Dreyfus Affair. But as the play goes on, dark secrets emerge. The prisoners must ask themselves if comedy can truly have meaning in the face of horror. Muse … Continue reading Starring in “Holocaust comedy” Muse of Fire

Starring in Breaking the Shakespeare Code

I’m thrilled to be staring in Clockwise Theatre‘s upcoming production of Breaking the Shakespeare Code, which is another 2-person show that I’m damn excited about. I’ll be playing Curt, a well-regarded acting instructor at a women’s college in Massachusetts that develops a fiery, compelling mentor-mentee relationship with an ambitious student seeking further Shakespearean training. Then things get complicated. That’s right, me, playing an arrogant, sarcastic acting teacher who emotionally invades a student! Oh the joy! Breaking the Shakespeare Code runs November 6-29, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm at Clockwise Theatre. Continue reading Starring in Breaking the Shakespeare Code