Andronicus Roll-Ups

Illustration of the death of Chiron and Demetrius from Act 5, Scene 2; from The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare, edited by Nicholas Rowe (1709)

Illustration of the death of Chiron and Demetrius from Act 5, Scene 2; from The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare, edited by Nicholas Rowe (1709)

[I was] on stage in “The Beard of Avon,” a farce.  I was playing the role of the boy player, Geoffrey dunderbread.  It was a short scene from a rehearsal of Titus.    My mouth was shoved full of fruit roll ups, which was to be my tongue [soon to be cut out] (I wanted steak, but whatever).

 
I waited on stage, by myself, on my knees, mouth full of fruit roll ups, unable to talk, for approximately 4-6 minutes on opening night, due to [another] actor missing an entrance that started the scene.  

 

Never have my ears been so hot.

 

 – Eric St. Cyr,  with Yellow Taxi Productions, New Hampshire

 

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