Well, they like me. They really like me.
As uncomfortable as this feels, I need to share some of the fantastic things people have been saying about my performance in Ten Dollar House. I've never received many reviews in the past, and these are particularly glowing, so here goes:
"The real star of Ten Dollar House is Sawa, whose comic timing and aloofness mingled with vulnerability imbues the entire production with warmth and heart." --Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat
"As Neal, Sawa carefully and honestly keeps his performance from veering into caricature even with all the overly witty and sarcastic quips in the script." --Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
"Scott Patrick Sawa is a most commanding force as Bob Neal. Mr. Sawa manages to capture both Neal’s eccentricity and artistic side, while still finding Neal’s vulnerability and quieter moments." --Colin Douglas, Chicago Theater Review
Obviously, it's been an honor to work with an established Chicago company like Pride Films and Plays, as well as my extremely talented castmates, crew, designers, writers, and director. The best though has been sharing this story, a slice of Midwestern gay history, with the audiences. They've been the best audiences I've ever had, and I'm so proud to have been a small part of Bob Neal's legacy. This has been a dream.
And now, onto the next one, Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, at Lifeline Theater - we begin rehearsals tonight! Cheers!