Ed Whitacre – Master Thespian

s=”alignright size-full wp-image-87″ title=”Ed_Whitacre” src=”http://virginiatheatremachine.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Ed_Whitacre_Actor.jpg” alt=”Ed Whitacre, Master Thespian” width=”250″ height=”300″ />Ed Whitacre  studied acting at the Columbia School of Theatrical Arts and at Old Dominion University.  He has performed in the Tidewater area since 1985 with companies and venues that include the Colonial Williamsburg 18th Century Play Series and Colonial Williamsburg Productions, Virginia Premier Theatre, Palomino Entertainment, The Williamsburg Players, Virginia Beach Little Theatre, the Wells Theatre, the Kimball Theatre, Wedgewood Renaissance, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Theatre Machine and New Dominion Pictures.

Ed is the recipient of a Port Folio Best Actor Award for his performances in Anton Chekov’s The Good Doctor (Williamsburg Players) and Bernard Slade’s Same Time Next Year (Palomino Entertainment).  He has performed as a guest artist for:  the Virginia Symphony portraying Beethoven, and narrating Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Saint Seans’ Carnival of the Animals; Theatre CNU (Christopher Newport University) in two original plays by Steven Breese.

He was most recently seen in Samuel Becket’s Waiting for Godot (Ron Reid Productions), Virginia Theatre Machine’s Master Thespian’s A Christmas Carol and Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (Panglossian Productions).

What the critics have to say:

“Whitacre, one of the most persuasive actors in the area, shows his stuff…(and)…is a delight.  And his final portrayal of the reconstituted, though somewhat enlightened, accountant testifies to his solidity as an actor.”

Bruno Koch, Portfolio Weekly review of Same Time, Next Year

“Ed Whitacre’s portrayals were distinguished by flawless diction (a variety in these parts) , a commanding presence, and subtextual lucidity.”

Bruno Koch, Portfolio Weekly review of The Good Doctor

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