Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Expatriate Games

Over at Richmond Marquee, Lisa Kotula regularly scoops me and just about everyone else in town with her casting news. I think it was there that I first read that expatriates Duke Lafoon and Emily Skinner would be appearing together in "Ace" at the Signature in a few weeks (some additional cast details available in this Playbill piece). The Marquee might have been the first place I had an inkling of who the conjoined twins were going to be in "Side Show." I hope Angie and Robyn are friendly with each other or else it's going to be a rough few months for them. They are each among the most delightful people I know -- but connected at the waist can't be easy no matter how delightful your twin is.

This past week, another talented local actor made the transition to expatriate status. Most notable recently with his prominent roles in "Visiting Mr. Green," "The Little Dog Laughed" and "Guys and Dolls," John Kenneth DeBoer wrote a nice good-bye note at his blog. Good luck in all your future endeavors, JKD!


Anonymous said...

Lisa Kotula is an absolute sweetheart. One of the kindest, most spiritually generous theatre artists in the area. Aside from being a doll to work with, what she is doing with Richmond Marquee warrants a big vote of thanks from all involved. How very gracious of her to start such a publication, and to keep us fellow theatre peeps in-the-know.

Her humble dedication to what she is doing deserves much gratitude from all of us.

pnlkotula said...

Thanks for the props Dave! I would love to see Ace, but it's a really short run. Going to try, though.

Angelika HausFrauSki said...

Fear not. Robyn is awesome, and we are having a blast. :)

And the connection is more at the hip than the waist, but I mean...it's whatev. :)

pnlkotula said...

Wow, Anonymous. You made me teary. Thanks for those kind words. I truly enjoy putting the Marquee together every month, and I hope it continues to grow and grow.