To The Haldimand Press
JARVIS/SIMCOE—Brian Reichheld just can’t turn off his sense of humour, even when asked to describe his latest role at Simcoe Little Theatre (SLT).
“It’s a 60-year-old man with a bad prostate. It’s a role I’ve waited all my life to play,” the Jarvis resident jokes.
Reichheld has been using his dry wit to make area audiences laugh for more than 30 years, mainly in comedies and musicals. He’s been Oscar in The Odd Couple and Bill Sykes in Oliver! Starting Thursday night, Reichheld will play in a comedy from the pen of one of the world’s best-known comics – Steve Martin.
Picasso At The Lapin Agile, which will have a two-week run at SLT, centres around an imaginary meeting in a bar in Paris between two of the most influential people of the 20th century: famed artist Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein.
Reichheld portrays one of the bar’s regulars who joins in on the conversation with the two geniuses.
“I’m the equivalent of Norm on Cheers,” explains the 62-year-old. “I regale them with fascinating stories from my past.”