Humanist’s lessons from The Originalist, a play

May 03, 2017 1035

BY: Prosy Abarquez Delacruz, J.D.

Two actors, Ed Gero and Jade Wheeler, are opposites in age, one in his well-seasoned prime years; the other, a young adult. Gero wore sneakers, shorts and a casual jacket, with “The Originalist” emblazoned. Wheeler wore boots with a denim jacket and donned an Afro hairdo. Both are warm, welcoming, and easily connected with this writer.

I interviewed Gero and Wheeler on Wednesday, April 26, at the Pasadena Playhouse’s library, an old world structure, founded by Gilmor Brown. The original 1916 desk that Brown used is still in the library, with wall-to-wall mahogany bookshelves, leather chairs, and ancient rugs.

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