As the audience took their seats in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer Theatre recently, I overheard a number of people speculating that there was no way Danforth Comins could equal Marlon Brando’s performance as Stanley Kowalski in “Streetcar Named Desire.” Yes, Brando shot to stardom with his 1947 performance on Broadway and then was nominated for best actor in the 1951 movie version. But enough of Brando, already. Comins has shown his acting chops as Brick in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” as Bo in “Bus Stop,” and nine years of other performances at the Festival. While his …
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