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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Jim Ludlum

Posted September 5th, 2012

Jim’s serious about the Fringe.

The festival is coming! The festival is coming! Nothing but the glorious ravage of the redcoats of boredom from here on out. Maybe as a warm-up you’ve caught some previews, but either way now in two days it will be time to put your dog in a kennel, phone the babysitter, and devote the next two weeks to Philly Fringe: a bowl of Fringe flakes for breakfast, Fringe fettuccine at the nearest Italian joint, and dinner and a Fringe show before heading to the Festival Bar. Jumping the gun a bit, and opening a day before the festival, is The Maids, starring Jim Ludlum. Read his less-than-Philly-sports-patriotic answers to our questions below. [Audrey: Sorry, Jim. One day you’ll Revere me for my unwavering quest to keep the Fringe free of turncoats. After the jump]

Name: Jim Ludlum.

Age: 25.

Show Title: The Maids.

Explain your performance in 2 sentences. To an 8-year-old. I get mad. Then, I get sad.

What was your favorite toy as a kid? There were no toys as a kid.

What do you love (or hate) most about Philadelphia audiences? I hate the fact that they might like the Eagles.

What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria? Burn it down for insurance money. After a pizza or two.

Did you go to college or grad school? If so, where? Muhlenberg College.

Your refrigerator: condiments and beer, or real food? What the fuck kind of question is that?

Marvel Comics, or DC? I like books with words.

What’s your favorite nickname for Philadelphia? Something about cheesesteaks?

What’s the worst piece of advice you ever received? Did you follow it? I only give advice. I never take it.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA? What’s a SEPTA?

The Maids runs September 6,7, and 8 at 8:00 pm, and September 9 at 3:00 pm, at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut Street. $15.

–Audrey McGlinchy