Possum Point Players production of South Pacific opens for its gala two-weekend run in Georgetown. I'm making my triumphant return to the Possum stage in a small role as a flunky to that show's main comic-relief character, Luther Billis. I'm "The Professor."
I used to perform and work backstage for Possum shows in the late 80s and early 90s. I played small roles and did a bit of technical work. Karen played in orchestras for the musicals. We made many great friends.
We both took a break to raise the girls. But with the nest starting to empty out, we're dipping our toes back into the water.
Karen played in the Orchestra last year for Les Miserables. I did a tiny walk-on a few years back as a favor to a friend who was directing. For South Pacific, I'm back in the mix of a large pool of talented actors, singers and dancers.
If nothing else, I can project my voice and am comfortable on-stage.
So. If you are curious about how I look now that I'm "face-bald," grab some tickets and come see the show.