Sunday, June 11, 2006

It's gonna be a fun summer!!

Here's an excerpt from an item in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about my forthcoming involvement with the outstanding new play by Israel Horowitz. I'm very honored and excited to work with him this summer. I know I will learn a lot and have fun working with some really great people.

Check out the item below:

By Cynthia McMullen
Jun 11, 2006

Richmond actor Scott Wichmann will perform in the world premiere of The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath at Gloucester Stage Company in Massachusetts.

Playwright Israel Horovitz, who tendered the invitation to Wichmann, is founder and artistic director of Gloucester Stage Company. He was in the house -- the Firehouse Theatre, to be exact in early March when Wichmann was among the Richmond cast for a staged reading of the playwright's new script.

"Scott was remarkable," says Horovitz via e-mail. "He's able to create instant characters, be funny and real at the same time perfect for a play like The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath when an actor's called upon to play several different roles, often switching roles at the drop (or donning) of a hat.

"Scott's a genuine character actor. I think he's going to have a significant career."

The world premiere of "Mme. Bonnard" will run Aug. 10-27. Wichmann will be joined by Harold Dixon, whom Horovitz knows from Invisible Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., and New York actress Stephanie Janssen."It's an extremely exciting cast," says Horovitz.The play also will open in Richmond Nov. 2 under the Firehouse Theatre Project banner and will run through Nov. 25. (Auditions take place from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Firehouse.)

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