In flipping through the offerings at the Fringe Festival I came across HELP WANTED: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century “An actor fresh out of college and working as a parking lot attendant discovers a powerful inspiration. Spalding Gray’s compelling and deeply personal monologues influence him so greatly that he embarks on a quest — by way of Washington DC — to meet his hero.” and had two reactions

#1: “Ooooh! Wanna go!” which is a result of my love of anything Spalding Gray.
#2: “Um…”This Washington DC premiere”? “Quest by way of Washington DC to meet his hero”? Gray lived in NYC and has been dead for over two years now… how’s that gonna work?”

A little googling turns up some reviews (positive) and explanation, as well as some more tantalizing details. I’ll be at one of these performances for sure.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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