Thursday, January 1, 2009

Meet the young actor

I have been featuring each of my daughters recently, and today I want to introduce the thespian of the family, our son, a.k.a. Wolf.

This is his first High School play: he played Martin Luther (on the right) in a Madrigal Dinner Theatre. Unfortunately he was ill then (lung injury), but he's recuperating well.

Ever since he was a little boy, he's enjoyed acting. And he can put on just about any accents (besides German, you should hear him with an Indian accent -- he's great!).

With a teenage boy, you gotta be careful not to embarrass, but I'm going ahead anyway, searching for some pictures in his short career so far.

First, there was young Sir Wolf the Knight (Kindergarten).

Two more from elementary school: he plays the king of Mesopotamia, and he is the Pied Piper of Hamelin, luring the rats (Rattenfaenger von Hameln).

In Middle School he started taking drama class, and here he plays the sheriff, and of course, he gets the girl!

I don't seem to be able to put my fingers on the next two Middle School plays: Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights. Both plays were really excellent (great costumes too) and Wolf's got a talent!

Next in his career: moving beyond his hometown of Eagle River. He auditioned, and won, a role in the Anchorage Theatre of Youth production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. He'll be playing Fenton, and as such, he too gets the girl! Rehearsals have started (and we have to drive him to Anchorage alot!), and the play will be in February. Watch out for Shakespearian English creeping into my blog...

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