June 10, 2005

Excellent Stage Presence

Rich Swingle, playwright and actor, brings excellent stage presence and physical exuberance to his performance of the one-person play, A Clear Leading. … (Swingle) is a master of a large variety of voices and dialects, switching characters with hats and other minimal props to pull off a well-paced and provocative drama, even when he is the only actor on stage. …The burden of this play is that of not passing the curse of racism on to the next generation—a tangible issue for every American, since the curse has been passed on to all of us.
—Wayne Copenhaver
“‘A Clear Leading’ A One-person play about John Woolman”
Quaker Life, January/February 1997

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