This revival of comedy Buffalo Heights is an official selection of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity on the Lower East Side this June 15-30. We sat down with the incomparable Patrick Truhler to get his thoughts on the show and get YOU to come see him in it!
Venue: LATEA Theater @ the Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Trains: F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex Stations
Get your $18 tickets at www.tictheater.com or below direct links:
3 shows left! (90-min run time, no intermission)
Sat 6/24 @ 3:30 PM
Sun 6/25 @ 9:30 PM
Fri 6/30 @ 7:15 PM
Give us your character's high school yearbook picture, quotation, and extra curriculars.
I play Mike Hobbes, security professional at Buffalo Heights High.
Mike's yearbook photo would be a dapper one, inspired by 80's Tom Selleck.
Mike's yearbook quotation is from the show 'Barney Miller' where Barney says, "We do everything by the book, according to regulations, above board."
Track and Field (equipment manager)
Rowing (equipment manager)
Choir (equipment manager)
Favorite line from the play, and why.
My favorite line of Mike's is in scene one after he meets Fran for the first time. After stopping her to search her bag, Fran inquires where Principal Washington is. Mike responds by saying, 'She hasn't arrived yet. And until she does, technically I'm in charge around here.' Even though it isn't the funniest line in the play, I think this is the first time Mike has really felt in charge of anything....even though he isn't.
The play centers around a class election. What would your character's slogan be if they were running?
If Mike were running for a class election, he would run for President. He has such a heightened sense of self importance, to the point that he offends others by trying to control them. I think his slogan would go along the lines of, 'Vote Mike Hobbes for student body president, because you are all misinformed sheep and Mike is a wolf. A nice wolf. A wolf who likes sheep and can tell them what to do. Because sheep are dumb and wolves are smart and have fur.'