Bruce Carter (Jellaby/Richard Noakes) insists this production is no less than a major homecoming…to this magnificent new home. Previous Theatreworks productions range from Dwyer Hall (The Nerd [extended run!], To Kill a Mockingbird, The Cuglins); to the Pikes Peak Center’s black-box Monkey Business…or a tent Henry V…or Smokebrush Theater for Romeo and Juliet along with Pioneers Museum for Intimate Exchanges; thence the first Dusty Loo Bon Vivant and occasional road shows A Streetcar Named Desire, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ludlow 1914, Hamlet and first-cousin Antonio’s Revenge, Twelve Angry Men, You Can’t Take It With You. Other regional credits include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, West Side Story, Noises Off (Fine Arts Center’s first Repertory Theatre Company); The Rose Tattoo, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Othello (Star Bar Players); and 1776 (Springs Community Theatre). But now it’s simply Home Again‒Home Again, Murray Ross!
BRUCE CARTER: Atlanta, Georgia
TW: Home now?
BC: Colorado Springs, Colorado
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
BC: Angela Lansbury & Len Cariou
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
BC: College professor in Atmospheric Science
TW: Bucket-list role?
BC: Sweeney Todd
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
BC: "Semper Gumby"
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
BC: 'Photo memory'
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
BC: Continued as a Flight Instructor following a major accident
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
BC: Lying in a recliner chair with any one or two of my three granddaughters sleeping on my chest during their first week after birth
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
BC: Police Sergeant Dan Carter, my son / Deborah Aquilina Carter, my wife / USMC Captain James Graham, my cousin
TW: What is your most treasured possession?
BC: My family
TW: What is your motto?
BC: "Semper Gumby"
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
BC: Writer: Pat Conroy / Playwright: Neil Simon
TW: When and where were you happiest?
BC: The naps my granddaughters took on my chest in the maternity ward at their hospital
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
BC: ..."Real Jazz" on Sirius while driving to and from rehearsals / no time for TV 'cause of rehearsals and performances
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
BC: A roller-coaster ride between two separate periods in time at the same big table
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
BC: Simply a cost-free entertaining reflection of our several selves
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
BC: Make each performance no less than the last performance there shall ever be