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Most recently performed as "Georg Bamberger" in Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy at Theatre in the Round, directed by Brian Joyce. Played various roles (employer, cop, homophobic father, etc.) as part of the Ensemble in Origin Story, written and directed by Alex Goebel, for Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 2019 at the Crane Theater. I've also played a kindly grandfather in Letters by Ginny Gangl Leutgeb for Applause Community Theater at Dreamland Arts in St.; Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for Passport Stages at Merrill Community Arts Center, Woodbury; a comically-authoritarian father and an empathetic bailiff in the Restoration comedy The Basset-Table by Susanna Centlivre for Peristent Theatre at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul, directed by Meggie Greivell; the Earl of Northumberland in Henry IV, Part 1 at Shakespeare and Company, White Bear Lake, directed by Tim Ware; and a juror in Twelve Angry Men for Locally Grown Theatre in Newport, Mn, directed by Tyler Haines.
Having retired from a long run as an English professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, I've returned to my earlier love of theater and acting. I feel fortunate to have been cast in nine plays over the last three and a half years and look forward to further chances to interact with the artists and audiences in this community that values theater so highly.
2020: Georg Bamberger, Black Comedy at Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis; Director: Brian Joyce
2019: Ensemble (employer, cop, homophobic father, etc.), Origin Story for Mn Fringe Festival at Crane Theater, Minneapolis; Director and Author: Alex Goebel
2019: Walter Tetzloff, Letters (one-act); Applause Community Theater at Dreamland Arts, St. Paul; Director: Gary Davis
2019: Big Daddy Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Passport Stages at Merrill Center Black Box Theatre, Woodbury, Mn; Director: Steve Peterson
2018: Brendan Foster (adult), Grand Opening; Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis; Director: David Metcalf
2018: Sir Richard Plainman / Bailiff;The Basset-Table; Persistent Theatre at Dreamland Arts, St. Paul; Director: Meggie Greivell
2017: Earl of Northumberland; Henry IV, Part 1; Shakespeare & Co., White Bear Lake; Director: Jeff Altier
2017: 9th Juror. Twelve Angry Men; Locally Grown Theatre, Newport, Mn; Director: Tyler Haines