Friday, August 29, 2008

My Apologies (I'm in a play) --

I know that I haven't posted much lately . . . but my time has been taken up with play rehearsals. Yes, I will be making my Canadian debut on October 1st in an original play by Vancouver Island playwright Michael Armstrong.

The play is titled "Night of Shooting Stars" and is in the film noir tradition. I play an old retired detective who is recalling a case from the 1950s.

To the left you can see one of the publicity stills taken (and copyrighted) by Terry Penney. I'm the one with the beard . . . and sadly that is its real color.

Anyway I probably won't get to do any gaming until after the show closes . . . but I can still dream a bit, can't I?


-- Jeff

8 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

No need to apologise - you and Stokes are the rennaisance men amongst us happy band of geeks, and bring interesting snippets of "real life" to our cloistered lives! :o))

Tell us more as and when you have time....

Fitz-Badger said...

As Steve said, no need to apologize. And it's great that it's because you are doing something else you enjoy, rather than an illness or other unpleasantness of real life.

Did you get shaken up by the recent Vancouver Island earthquake?

Capt Bill said...

As a former real life detective, I can tell you my cases from the 60's get more colorful each year. I always say,"If that's not the way it was, that's the way it should have been." "Break a leg"
Best regards...Bill

MurdocK said...

Being a 'real life' PI, I definitely HAVE to attend this show!!

Grimsby Mariner said...

No need to apologies Jeff it could have been worse - you could have said I'm the one on the in the skirt!!

Anyway I alwys wondered what you did for the other 364 days of the year.

Sorry no insult intended.

A J Matthews said...

I wish I was in Vancouver, I'd buy tickets and come along. Break a leg!

Bluebear Jeff said...

AJ, I'm on Vancouver Island (that big thing off the coast jutting down into Puget Sound), not Vancouver (big city on what we call the "Lower Mainland").

Both are named after the sea captain who "discovered" them (I guess that the natives who lived here didn't have any idea where they were).

As for all of you real life detectives out there, I suspect that the "case" in the play isn't much like anything you've dealt with -- it is "film noir" after all.

Everyone, thank you for your kind thoughts. It is nice to have people (most of whom I'm unlikely to ever meet in the flesh) wishing me well.


-- Jeff

tradgardmastare said...

Break a leg!
cheers
Alan