Alas, the Ghost Light Theatricals production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure has come to a close. It was a terrific experience with a talented cast & crew of wonderful people. Great big thanks go out to director Beth Raas for casting me in a role I loved playing (and have loved on paper ever since I read it in college) and special nudge thanks to Rob Berquist for mentioning the production and suggesting I audition.
For the non-link-clicking folks, here are the salient bits referring to me:
The philosophical potency of the play therefore rests delicately on the shoulders of the villainous Angelo. David van Wert’s perfectly detestable representation of the zealous, overly-righteous duke-for-a-day stands as a solid cornerstone for the play’s more serious philosophical intentions. Actually, he’s kind of scary.
David van Wert’s Angelo is a chameleon, a model of respectability when it’s required and a lecher when Isabella’s piety excites him.
The Seattle Times
David van Wert as Angelo is suitably stern and self-righteous, and ominously evil when threatening Isabella.
Seattle Gay News