My apparent secret desire to be an actor has been a subplot in the PDP narrative for a few years, so I suppose it was natural that it would find its way into Rumors, especially after I stepped in during a couple of rehearsals to fill in for unavailable cast members. With that (to say nothing of the persistence of my boss), my professional stage debut was more or less an Inevitable Fate.
Of course, being inevitable and all that, Fate wasn’t exactly bent on making it easy for me. Buoyed by enthusiastic opening audiences and strong word of mouth (including a great review from Deborah Martin at the Express-News), our second weekend would see our best crowds yet, with Sunday’s show nearly filling the house.
I’ll let you guess who was scheduled to play Officer Pudney that day. Continue reading