The dogfight I want in… Those words condemn my character and all the rest on the bus, as awful people bent on finding the ugliest girl in town and taking her to a dance. I mean, the marine with the ugliest date wins the pot. Isn’t that a good enough reason to try to find the girl of our worst nightmares and win some money as well? After all, it is our last night in town before shipping off to Vietnam.
Dogfight was first introduced to me back in 2013 when I was still on the engineering train, and the guy I was dating at the time was/is obsessed with Lindsay Mendez, and let me tell you, he has every right to be obsessed with that woman. Between her, Derek Klena, and the beautiful composition between Benj Pasek and Justin Paul they wove an intricate story of two people who should have never fallen in love. After I listened to the music for the first time, I was hooked and dreamed of performing in a production of Dogfight.
Fast forward 2 ½ years later and here I am! Playing the charming, slightly dumb, Fector; a young man who has no idea what he just got himself into. But, then again, all of us jumped on board for the glory of being a Hometown Hero and the promises made to us if we signed up to fight the communists.
Did we get our glory? Did we survive the war? Did we ever get the chance to grow up?
What about Eddie and Rose? Two young people who ran into each other and are still trying to figure out the world around them.
To find the answer to those questions, you will have to come see this performance at Act3 Productions, located in the heart of Sandy Springs. We only have 7 performances over the 3-week run; which means you need to get your ass in gear and grab tickets before it is too late!