I had long enjoyed the theatre but only from the perspective of an audience member, I never gave any real consideration to particpation in it. But then a friend I knew from work asked if I could help his roommate for a few nights at this little theatre near my home. All I was supposed to do was “be on book” for a few rehearsals but something happened—I got hooked on making theatre magic. That little theatre was Langhorne Players and that show was Death and The Maiden in April/May of 1995. I ended up helping backstage for the entire production run.
I met the first of many good friends during that show, one of whom, Eileen Simmons taught me the basics of what makes a good stage manager. A few months later I got a phone call from Eileen’s husband Elliot, who asked me to help with another show at Langhorne, also backstage. I didn’t know it then but I found a home at Langhorne and all these years later I am still here.
As the years went by, I learned just about every function that is needed to make Langhorne Players run, but my focus remained backstage. I have stage managed at least one show every season (and many seasons more than one show) through 2009. In 2010 I started my tenure as President of Langhorne Players and decided to focus my energy on that role and stepped out of backstage and into the lobby. But I missed being involved in the day-to-day activities of a show, so I decided to try one of the functions I never tried at Langhorne—being on stage. Earlier this season I made my stage debut at Langhorne Players as Tony in Apartment 3A. I loved it.
Langhorne Players is a collection of some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure to know and work with. I am so glad that I found them and they let me play here.