Great things happen in small towns.
For those of you who didn’t see RAAC Theatre’s production last weekend of “Red,” you missed out on two big events: a superb production starring the inimitable Howard Coon and the enchanting Brendan Martyn, and Brendan’s final performance and farewell gift to the community before he leaves for college — and what a gift it was.
We have watched with great pride Brendan’s artistic growth since he first played the Fool in “St. George and The Dragon at Christmastide,” then courageously took flight as Peter Pan, and now co-starring in one of RAAC’s finest performances, “Red.”
It has been a distinct pleasure watching this young man hone his natural talent, complete his transition from “one of the kids” to a full-fledged adult actor, all the while maintaining stellar grades and shooting up not less than 8 inches in height — a feat exhausting to watch!
We are proud to call him our own, call him our friend. We wish him all the best, and hope he returns for cameo roles during college breaks (hint, hint).
So from all of your friends at RAAC Theatre, we say, “break a leg,” Brendan!