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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Tom Tansey

Posted August 10th, 2010

In this series, meet your 2010 Philly Fringe artists. Today, actor Tom Tansey, who plays Lucien in Kapow Productions’ show Tiny Dynamite:

Name: Tom Tansey.

Age: Over 35.

Where do you live now? Collegeville, PA.

Where were you born? Philadelphia.

What’s your show title?
Tiny Dynamite by Abi Morgan.

What was the first thing you stole?
A yo-yo. It was my sister’s. She still doesn’t know it was me.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Snapple Lemon Iced Tea . . . it ferments if you leave it out long enough.

What was the last performance you saw?

Let’s Pretend We’re Married at Montgomery Theater in Souderton, PA.

What’s your favorite Philly intersection?
15th & Walnut.

What’s the worst thing you ever did for money?
A show called Candude.

Who’s your favorite Phillies player?
Jamie Moyer.

Do you have relatives more famous than you? Who are they?
Seamus Tansey is a big flute player in Ireland. Very talented, very famous. He doesn’t return my calls.

What’s your least favorite country, and why?
Finland. Not entirely sure why. I’ve never been there, but they strike me as smug.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA?
My own reflection in the window, 4:45 am, coming home from a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl.

We’re always our own worst enemies, aren’t we? Or is that another one of those First World problems? Anyway, Tiny Dynamite is up September 9 through September 12 and September 16 through September 18, 2nd Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse Square. Various times, $15.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy Tom Tansey.