Bucking the trend — led by the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Shaq, Lady Gaga — Vincent Kartheiser eschews social media. Facebook, he says, is like “a bunch of people on their soapbox in the park, screaming that they’re having a taco on Third Street.”
On stages like this, the actor’s craft is laid bare. This performance had nary a stick of scenery or stitch of costume, and only the most humble of light and sound design. Ross romanced his crowd for a solid 70 minutes, with only the briefest of water breaks.
As he did when he played Destry in Wirehead, Marin creates a character that’s a bit of a nebbish, the perennial loser whose efforts are charming in their sincerity. This role might be so effective because it goes to so many of us on our better days.