Bob Stars in Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at Philadelphia's Fever Dream Rep
Bob will be appearing in the Steve Martin comedy "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" May 12-28 at Philadelphia's Fever Dream Repertory at Plays and Players. He'll be playing the role of "Freddie", the bartender at the eclectic Parisian bar, the Lapin Agile. To prepare for the role, Bob worked with voice and accent coach Peter Schmitz on nailing down a believable French accent. "Peter was great," Bob said. "He got me sounding French without making me Pepe LePew." The play is full of very funny characters as it depicts a fictionlized meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein at the Lapin Agile in 1904, just before each of them staggered the new century with their respective genius.
Bob Cast in Sitcom"Off-Campus"
Bob has been cast in the supporting role of "Mr. Brown" in an episode of the long-running steaming sitcom "Off-Campus". He'll play the father of one of the leads in the series. Bob will be shooting through November and early December. The series is produced in the television studios on the Drexel University campus in Philadelphia and is Executive-Produced by Andrew Susskind, who produced and directed such hits as "Married with Children", "King of Queens", "Two Guys and and Girl", "The Hughleys", and "Unhappily Ever After". Susskind recently spent a stint as President of Television at Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment.
Bob Shoots Role in "Muti" with Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman and Peter Stormare
Bob recently completed shooting a role in the major new film, MUTI, which stars Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Peter Stormare. The film was shot in Jackson, MS, under the direction of George Gallo, best known for BAD BOYS. It was shot by Director of Photography Andrzej Sekula, who shot RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION for Quentin Tarantino. "I couldn't have had a better time, " Bob said. "Loved working with Cole and Peter...consummate pros and real down-to-earth guys." The film is set for release sometime in 2022, with a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Bob Gets Role in "Muti"
Bob has been offered a supporting role in the upcoming major motion picture, "Muti", starring Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Peter Stormare, shooting through the month of August in Jackson, Mississippi. He will play the part of "Bob", the Lead Forensics Tech, and will be seen in several pivotal scenes in the story. The film is a thriller built around the little-known horrific practice of Muti Medicine, and revolves around a detective who becomes entwined in the ritualistic murders that are part of Muti. Given that Bob wrote the script for the film, it's a double win for him -- screenwriter AND actor.
Morgan Freeman to Star in Bob Script
Morgan Freeman has been signed to star in the upcoming film, "Muti", written by Bob and optioned two years ago by Black Diamond Films. "It took a while to get off the ground," Bob said, "but it's finally coming together. It's particularly gratifying to me, because I actually wrote the film with Morgan Freeman in mind, and to have him star in it is exciting as hell for me as a writer." The film will be directed by George Gallo and produced by Joe Lemmon, of Black Diamond. Shooting is set for August.
Bob recently reprised a role he played very early in his career, when he was asked to play Oberon in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for Fringe Theater in Key West. "What was particularly fun," Bob said, "is my wife Melody played Robin Goodfellow (Puck). We had a great time with it."
Recording a "Bob" Play
A group of very talented actors recently gathered in a recording studio to record Person of Interest, one of Bob's stage plays. The performance will be available on Netthespia, a new website dedicated to professionally-performed readings of original new plays. Three additional plays written by Bob will be available there as well, once the site launches.
You now can see a number of Bob's recent performances online at theatrexp.org. The theater company is now streaming several plays Bob starred in, including Moment of Grace, The Poetry of Hearts, The Return, and Under the Hunter's Moon. There is no charge to watch the plays. Enjoy!