Wednesday, December 15, 2010

UNEMPLOYED ACTOR (video)


Now that "Scottsboro Boys" is closed, Emily asks John Cullum how it feels to be unemployed.

John jokes about the reality that all actors, understand. The fact is, all acting jobs are "temporary." He describes his discussion with actor, George C. Scott, when they were working at the Circle in the Square, in "Boys in Autumn." Even though Scott was employed in films and theater, more than most actors, he also felt what John feels as a show closes -- that he will never work again.

Emily knows John will miss the "boys" -- they were like a family.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Emily:
I am sorry to hear the play closed. Ellie and I had discussed coming up after Christmas to see it. Tell uncle Johnny to keep his head up, good things are in store for 2011!!
Love,
Rick

Kevin Daly said...

It was certainly one of the best musicals I've seen in the last few years and too short-lived a run. If there was ever a reason to give a Tony for Best Ensemble, this certainly was it.

Linda Phillips said...

What a wonderful inside story about the company and how they all prayed and gave testament before each show. Lovely!

Chris Van Patten said...

After lots of poking and plodding (partly thanks to Kevin Daly!) I finally got to see the show at the closing performance, and WOW, what a production. The commitment backstage that John describes in the video was so clear from the audience. It's a tragedy it couldn't last longer, and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves in the awards season.

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