On Thursday, July 18, Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble Member and Producing Artistic Director, Philip R. Smith joined Voices of Peace Talk Radio to discuss his starring role in the world premiere of Big Lake Big City written by Keith Huff and directed by David Schwimmer. Phil’s character, Detective Bass, can’t catch a break: his boss is a hard-ass, his partner’s a knucklehead, his wife’s a cheat and now he’s chasing a perp who has a screwdriver in his head. An eclectic set of shady characters—crooked coroners, a TV-personality doctor, a femme fatale, and one extraordinarily valuable sculpture—run roughshod through a hilarious maze of double-crosses and double-identities in this love letter to the underbelly of the Windy City.
Having portrayed characters as diverse as the title character in Ethan Frome, Will in Trust, Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov, Doctor Sartorius in The March, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Reverend Parris in The Crucible and Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days at Balitmore’s Center Stage, Phil provided a glimpse into the actor’s creative process and Lookingglass Theatre’s vision. Lookingglass was the recipient of the 2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
Enjoy this engaging discussion.
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