When I arrived in Durham, Valenda Taylor, our President, recommended that the best way to make good friends in a hurry, was to join DAOS, as it was then. It was the best advice ever! My first time on stage ever was in the chorus of “Brigadoon” in 1972 and I enjoyed the thrill, and fear of my very first entrance. I was hooked! My very next show I was royalty, playing King Menelaus in “La Belle Helene“. Several support roles followed, Avram in “Fiddler on the Roof” (1974); up one of the two towers with Mike Dixon up the other, in “Camelot” (1978). Later in “Annie” (1990) I rose from a drunkard in Act 1 to become President of the USA in Act 2 and on one night I was unceremoniously tipped out of my wheel chair. I had to act the part and wait to be helped back into the chair!
In 2001, I was invited belatedly to play M. Martine, the school teacher, in “The Bakers Wife” and now lightening has propelled me to the part of Baptista in “Kiss Me, Kate“.