It’s not unusual to find an actor in our area performing in a show and rehearsing another. But, with two shows running at the same time, Joe Brack will be zipping from one side of town to the other to be in The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg at the Kennedy Center and […]
Archives for November 19, 2012
Six Characters in Search of an Author
The playwright looks down at the half-completed page in his battered Smith-Corona, tears it out, starts again. A man (Brian Hemmingsen), urbane and slightly gross, marries a woman (Nanna Ingvarsson). They have a son (Joshua Dick). In the fullness of time, he sends the woman away. He also sends the son away, to the country, […]
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Add Rodman Philbrick’s Homer P. Figg to the list of literature’s charming boyish rogues like Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He’s a clever lad who is not above stretching the truth when he believes that the situation warrants it. The Civil War era presents a variety of challenging circumstances that are played out […]
Atheist’s Paradise is, at bottom, an extended memorial service for Henry Daniel “Doc” Johnson, philosopher, pilot and football coach for Midvale United Methodist University. Regrettably, this earnest, inert drama, like its protagonist, requires the services of a pathologist. Stand back; I will open.