Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Good friend of the blog, Bill Pearse, has a thought-provoking essay at The Disappointed Housewife today. Run over and have a look!
Tom Barra was from Queens, Italian, early 20s, playing the part of a preteen in our show. His fraternity brothers called him Cuda and stitched that on his jacket. Squat-shaped with tattoos, hairy back, 5 o’clock shadow. It took a lot of time and makeup to make him look the part of a young boy growing up on a farm in overalls, the lead character, a boy “touched” with the ability to divine water. Cuda would go into a trance with the divining rod, and a light cue made it look dark and surreal like he was underwater, tapping into another world. But after the production we found out he was really tapping into the director’s bank account and writing bad checks, a thug.
We all got pretty close to each other in that college theater department at the Penn State campus outside Erie, Pennsylvania. So close, the director left…
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