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Veteran Twin Cities actors visit theater central

Posted by: Rohan Preston under Theater Updated: May 21, 2014 - 9:44 AM

NEW YORK — “It seems like everywhere we turned, we kept bumping into Twin Cities folks in New York,” said actor Nathaniel Fuller at a terminal at LaGuardia Airport.

Fuller, best known for his decades-long portrayals in dramatic roles at the Guthrie, was returning with his wife, fellow actor Cathy Fuller, from several days in the Big Apple.

Their visited the East Coast to see end-of-year performances by their daughter, Amanda, a second year master’s degree student in acting at The New School.

“We saw Barbara Kingsley and Stephen D’Ambrose, who moved here to be nearer to their kids,” said Nathaniel Fuller.

“And Allan Staples, who used to work at the Jungle [as box office manager] and now is getting his MFA in playwriting,” said Cathy Fuller.

“And we ran into someone from the orchestra just walking on the street,” said Nathaniel Fuller.

The pair attended a performance of “All the Way,” Robert Schenkkan’s play about president Lyndon Johnson as he seeks to pass civil rights legislation. The drama stars “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston. Cast member Peter Jay Fernandez, who plays Twin Cities-bred civil rights leader Roy Wilkins, is one of Amanda’s teachers, the Fullers said proudly.

"The play brought all that [history] that we lived, rushing back," said Nathaniel Fuller.

The pair also saw five productions of new works at the New School.

Both added that they were proud to be returning to a community that so values the arts.


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