Many years ago, an actress friend of my wife, Eileen said to her, “You should audition at Langhorne Players, you’d love it there. They do great theater.” And so it came to pass.
That was back in the 1991 season when I was cast in both The Dresser and The Boys Next Door and to paraphrase Humphrey Bogart, “It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Over the next 22 years, Langhorne Players became my “home-away-from home as time passed I also became involved with the administrative side of the theater. I served on the Play Reading and Director Selection committees, became the Publicity Chairperson, and was Secretary for over 14 years. Two years ago, I returned to the Publicity post once again. I was active on the creative side being involved with over 28 productions at LP appearing in 14 plays including Art, Dancing At Lughnasa, Shadowlands, Sylvia, Flea In Her Ear, Rumors and this season’s The Kingfisher to name just a few.
Over the past 22 years, I have been privileged to direct 14 plays including Incorruptible, The Belmont Avenue Social Club, Sideman, Coyote On A Fence, Picasso At The Lapin Agile, Laramie Project, Desperate Affection, Memory of Water, this season’s Something Intangible and many others.
I have also acted, directed, written and produced The Comedy Revue (Original Comedy Cabaret Theatre) for The Philadelphia Fringe Festival and other venues. I have also worked with many theater groups throughout the Philadelphia region but I always like to come home to Langhorne Players.
The most important thing about being part of LP has been the audiences that greet you as if you are part of their family and who are genuinely happy to see you in performance and of course, the actors, the designers, and the crews. The dedication, professionalism, and passion that go into every production here at Langhorne Players set this “Non-Profit” theater apart from so many others.
I wish I had the space to list all the great people that I have worked with, those that mentored me, and those who became friends. It suffices to say that you are all in my memory and in my heart. "Live long and prosper Langhorne Players."