My Memories of "Our Town"
I did not audition for WICA's production of "Our
but the director, Tim Rarick, asked me to meet with him to
discuss accepting the role of "Professor Willard". He needed
to fill that role and cast member Jill Johnson recommended
me for it. I commented that I considered the character's speech
to the town was supposed to be the most boring part of the play.
But Tim pointed out that Willard probably considered his
speech would be fascinating information to the audience and
especially to himself. I agreed and determined to show Willard
as extremely excited in his speech. I consider that performance
to be my most challenging, most appreciated, and favorite of
all my acting portrayals.
I remember commenting backstage that I regretted that