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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: David Millstone

Posted August 12th, 2010

In this series, you get to meet your 2010 Philly Fringe artists. Today: the actor who will play Shakespeare’s most vengeful and bloodthirsty general, Titus Andronicus.

Name: David Millstone.

Age: Over 40.

Where do you live now? East Falls.

Where were you born? St. Louis, MO.

What’s your show title?
Titus Andronicus.

What was the first thing you stole?
Quarters from dad’s jar at the bottom of his closet. Turned out he counted ’em.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
18-year-old Laphroaig.

What was the last performance you saw?

The Miser at Commonwealth Theatre Co.

What’s your favorite Philly intersection?
Scotts Lane and Ridge Ave.

What’s the worst thing you ever did for money?
Extra for stock photo shoot. Never, ever, ever again.

Who’s your favorite Phillies player?
Uh . . . uh . . . I was warned about this before moving to Philly.

What’s your least favorite country, and why?
I’m not walking into this trap, uh-unh.

Do you own a gun? Have you fired it in anger?
Once owned a Mossberg Six. Heck no.

Do you have pets? If so, what are their names?
They done dead. They were two (mutt) cats, Saapho and Blue.

If you weren’t an artist, what would your job be?
Politician. Democrat. Barney Frank is my hero.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA?
Two guys discussing a potential hit during rush hour who, er, suggested I mind my own business when I suggested it wasn’t a smart thing to be talking about then. Have you seen the movie Death Wish?

Yikes! I was on SEPTA yesterday, and the only thing icing me was the A/C, thankfully. Titus Andronicus runs September 16 through 19 at Plays and Players, 1714 Delancey Place, Rittenhouse Square. Times vary, $20.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy David Millstone.