An actor's life for me

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Belinda Bremner cueing Charlie Meyerson
Oct. 23, 2016
(Photo: Claire Hendrickson;

courtesy Oak Park Festival Theatre)
Each year since 2013—so far, anyway—I've been honored to join a wonderfully talented Oak Park Festival Theatre* cast performing an old-timey radio drama on the stage of Oak Park's historic 19th Century Club.

My contribution is minimal: I'm "your announcer," opening and closing the show, tossing in a few background crowd noises and reading the wryly written ads crafted by award-winning actor/director/playwright Belinda Bremner.

But what fun to stand up there, hand cupped to ear, alongside real actors**, bringing to life a classic tale of terror and/or suspense.

This year, it's an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, Oct. 21 and 23.

I'd love you to join us. Details on the show here. Tickets here.

Proceeds benefit the theater and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association.***

* My wife served on the Festival Theatre board from 1989 to 1996, including two years as president. Don't blame her.

** I was Carl Sandburg High School's "Thespian of the Year" in 1973. Things went downhill after that.

*** I donate my compensation to the theater.

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