"Triptych Americana" is composed of three short vignettes of American life. In "Precipice", I played Benny, a man whose marriage and life are on the verge of falling apart after the onset of medical problems. In "Transparent" I played Rich, a businessman who is too busy and self absorbed to notice the things around him. In both of these pieces, Pat Janowski played my wife. Two very different relationships, same actress.
|Jack Wells, Tom Stutzman, Gordon Romei, Karen Alexander-Brown, Pat Janowski, Jon Farley, Angela Freeman|
"Fully Loaded Russian Roulette" was a collection of six one-acts, each by a different author. I was in two of them. One of these was "Breakfast Knives" by Wally Jones. I played "Dream Jillian", the dream counterpart to the character Jillian in the story. The main story and a dream were enacted on stage simultaneously, then eventually merged into a single crazy finale. The other one-act was "The Good News" by Dyami Clement. The play is a farce which concerns two young men and the mother of one of them who is lying dead on the floor. What exactly caused her death and was it murder? I played a police detective who investigates briefly, then decides to get out quick. Karen Farley played the deceased mother, who talks to the other characters from beyond the grave.
|Me as the noir'ish police detective in "The Good News."|
|Karen Farley as Martha, Jon Farley as the cop|
"Jerusalem Story" is a re-setting of the Romeo and Juliette story into modern-day Israel. I played Rabbi Lawrence, a prominent figure working to bridge the Isreali-Palestinian divide. Though effective in winning many considerations, he ultimately is unable to prevent the demise of the young lovers. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of this production.