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Closing time

I’ve found myself putting off writing this blog not just because I’m a procrastinator (although this is true), but because when I submit it that means Ragtime is finally over. It’s only been a week since our last big gathering, but I already miss this show. Sure, I’m glad to have around 20 hours a […]

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A Genuflection to Henry Ford

Of the numerous characters I play, Henry Ford is by far the most fun and the most challenging. Obviously, there exists a historical framework for the character, and my job is to fill it in. Given the plethora of information out there about Ford, as well as the way he is portrayed in the novel, […]

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Warn the Duke!

As members of a cast grow close over the course a lengthy rehearsal process, running gags are bound to develop, and I’m glad to report this Ragtime group is no exception. Very rarely will a scene with the Little Boy go by without quite a few of us making some joke about why this character […]

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Grab your goggles and climb aboard

As soon as I walked into our first read-through, it hit me how big a deal this all is. Obviously, I’ve been exiting about doing this show ever since I knew it was going to happen, but there was something about seeing a room filled with all those people that suddenly made everything seem very […]