Saturday, July 26, 2008

365 # 26: Greg G.

You and I both played ridiculous Roman soldiers when we were in "Romulus" together, I as the lowly private and you as the general. You made us all giggle backstage whenever you pronounced your line "As minister of war..." as "ASS MINISTER..." Your temper burst out a time or four at rehearsals, but they never seemed particularly ego-based like the typical actor tantrum. I think you got on most of the cast's nerves, but I liked the bit of chaos that you occasionally introduced.

You signed up to be one of the directors in our 24 hour theater project, an undertaking that had basically zero budget, a ton of logistical challenges, and a reasonably good chance of going down in flames. One of the funniest, absurdest, and theater-iest moments of the night was when you yourself let loose with your falsetto version of "Carmina Burana" to accompany a slow-motion fight scene you had spent the day painstakingly choreographing. Nicely done, sir.

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