Issue #54 — Remembrance, Passion, Big Questions
|July 16, 2013||Posted by Scott Robertson under News|
Scott Robertson is Reviews Editor for Hitting The Stage. He has appeared as an actor on many of Hawai‘i’s stages.
This week is a bit somber for the acting community. Becky Maltby writes a personal remembrance of talented singer, actor, director, and teacher, Lina Doo. Her passing touches many. In a very personal “SPOTLIGHT on Passion” column, Eleanor Svaton writes about her partner, improv comedian and teacher Chris Riel, who suffered a stroke last week. Everyone at HTS is wishing you a speedy recovery, Chris.
On brighter notes: In “The Comedy Ensues,” Nina Buck interviews improv comedian, actor, and banjo virtuoso Jordan Savusa, and asks him the most important question of all, “Will there be a banjo?” Troy Apostol interviews R. Kevin Garcia Doyle in advance of the opening of Hawaii Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida, which Doyle is directing, and asks him, “What makes a good Shakespeare show?” Finally, speaking of Shakespeare and important questions, in this week’s General Admission column, Alex Rogals asks, “Why are people so afraid to sit through a Shakespeare play?”