Gettysburg Times reporter Jess Haines spoke with Everyman Theatre Resident Company Members Wil Love and Carl Schurr to discuss their "loyal following" at both Everyman Theatre and Pennsylvania's Totem Pole Playhouse. "Carl and Wil bring the highest level of artistry and generosity to the spirit of Everyman Theatre," said Vincent Lancisi, artistic director at Everyman. "Our audiences flock to see them whenever they're in shows."
Carl Schurr and Wil Love in Heroes. Photo by Stan Barouh.
" 'There are many different kinds of actors out there. There are those that have a signature trademark style of performance where you always know its them,' described Lancisi. 'But there is another kind of actor, more rare, that transforms with every role they play....Carl Schurr and Wil Love are actors who transform. They have such a wide range of abilities and skills and characters. It's that kind of agility and range that I seek out in my actors.' "
" 'Carl and Wil really put Totem Pole on the national map of Grade A, top regional theatre,' said Totem Pole Playhouse's artistic director, Ray Ficca. 'They're an integral part of Totem Pole, because they built the theatre up to the quality it now enjoys.' "
Lancisi went on to say "They are legendary here in Baltimore...and sort of theatrical royalty." "He called Everyman Theatre 'blessed' with the addition of Schurr and Love."
Wil Love describes "Heroes" as "a charming whimsical piece and audiences are really enjoying it."
Carl Schurr goes on to describe "Heroes" as "bittersweet. It's the perfect choice of play with which to close the theater [on Charles Street]."