Thursday, January 22, 2009

Every Play I've Ever Been In

Small diversion here from the list of 50 Greatest Albums according to me.

I'm going to try and recall every play I've ever performed in. I'm not including scene-work or anything like that. Starting in 5th grade...

Elementary School: Oliver. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

High School: Puss In Boots. The Madwoman of Chaillot. Grease. A Hatful of Rain. Rope. Guys and Dolls. The Diary of Anne Frank. Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

College: Hay Fever. Old Times. The Rivals. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Biloxi Blues. The Imaginary Invalid. The Bride of Olneyville Square. Crimes of the Heart. Camelot. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A Comedy of Errors. Barefoot In The Park.

Summer Stock: South Pacific.

Providence: Kind Ness. True West. Looking Glass Theater Repertory Company - 2 shows a day.

New York: 'Tis Pity She's A Whore. Angel Wings. Morning Milking, Evening Milking. Searching For Certainty. David and Allan, Allan and David.

Regional: The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Side Men. Searching For Certainty.

Los Angeles: Searching For Certainy. Bloody Corsets/Body Count. Obsessive/Impulsive. Glory Pie. Diverting Devotion.

That's it so far!


Peter said...

Back in high school you were the acting standard for me: I wanted to be as good as Brendan O'Malley. I don't know why, but for some reason I'm pleased to have been in roughly 10% of the same plays as you (not counting individual performances of Looking Glass). I was in Puss in Boots (one of my first plays and even I don't remember what part I had, one of the guards or something with 1 or 2 lines), Diary of Anne Frank (with our guerilla performance that night that Mrs. McNeil canceled because of snow and we did the show anyway), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (you, me, and one other guy doing a show at an all-girls school . . . that was fun for all the obvious reasons), and the Imaginary Invalid.

Of course, that was all a long, long time ago.

Brendan O'Malley said...

Oh eons and eons! yes, our career paths were quite parallel for a time there! i don't think we took enough advantage of the girl/boy ratio over at Prout though. we really should have been scoring left and right no matter how goofy we were.

Peter said...

Speak for yourself, I was totally making out with the girl who played the narrator . . . I think her name was Susan. I do remember, she was a good kisser. :)

Brendan O'Malley said...

you are a stinker.