Hand to God’s Michael Oberholtzer on Wanting to Be MacGyver & More

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Hand to God Related Shows Age: “Older than my character.”Hometown: Fort Wayne, INCurrent Role: A gut-busting Broadway debut as Timothy, a sullen high schooler who bullies the shy and puppet-possessed Jason in Hand to God.Stage & Screen Cred: Oberholtzer has been involved with Hand to God since its off-Broadway incarnation and was featured in Second Stage Theatre’s The Talls. He has appeared on screen in Delivery Man, The Americans and Law & Order.“Growing up, I was the class clown. I was somebody who liked to perform and had a big personality. I can’t remember what my senior superlative was, but it was something like ‘Most Likely to Have a Good Time.’”“I wanted to be MacGyver when I grew up. I wanted to work for the Phoenix Foundation, travel the world and be a scientist. That’s what I wanted to do, and when I found out he was an actor, I was like, ‘Dammit. I guess I’ll be an actor.”“My first paid acting job was with Young Playwrights Inc., and I framed my first check. It was only for like $150 but it was such a big deal for me. I sent it to my parents and was like, ‘Look! I’m doing this. I’m making money here.’”“There was a bit of disappointment at first when Sarah Stiles, Marc Kudisch and I joined the cast [of Hand to God] off-Broadway. For whatever reason, they decided to recast those roles. It felt like a family was broken up, but we all love this play and feel committed to it.”“Working with Vince Vaughn on Delivery Man was incredible. I hadn’t booked a job that entire year until that one. I really considered throwing in the towel. Then I get this part, I get to do a lot of improv with Vince—who couldn’t have been better—and work on that level. It was a dream come true.”“The thing that anchors me to Timothy is I understand the anger in this kid over being abandoned, and I can relate to the armor he puts on. But I wasn’t a dickhead in high school [laughs]. I was like an ambassador for everybody.” View Commentslast_img read more

Edinson Cavani powers Paris Saint-Germain into French League Cup quarter-final

first_imgA double by Paris Saint Germain’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani eliminated French League Cup holders St Etienne 2-1 from this season’s competition after extra-time of their last 16 clash on Wednesday. Cavani – who has scored 18 times in 23 games for PSG since he joined from Napoli in the close season – had given the hosts the lead in the first-half only for former PSG striker Turkish international Mevlut Erding to level in the second period to force extra-time.However, Cavani grabbed the winner two minutes from the end of extra-time, though, he looked to be in an offside position when he knocked home Jeremy Menez’s low cross.It was revenge for PSG as they had been knocked out by St Etienne on penalties in the competition last season.PSG’s bitter historical rivals Marseille also progressed by the same scoreline against Toulouse which resulted in their interim coach Jose Anigo announcing he would still be in the role after the winter break as he celebrated his first win in charge.Former Toulouse star Andre-Pierre Gignac grabbed Marseille’s winner from the penalty spot in a competition that Anigo – who stepped in after Elie Baup was sacked earlier this month – said is low on his list of targets compared to the French Cup despite Marseille having almost made it their own in recent years, having won it in 2010, 2011 and 2012. “I am very happy with this result,” said Anigo.“But I know that first thing in the morning it will be time to sit down and assess how we approach this weekend’s game with Bordeaux which will not be an easy one as they are the side playing with the most confidence at the moment.”Earlier seven-time French champions Lyon reached the quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over fellow Ligue 1 side Reims.Lyon, who have won the League Cup just once in 2001, twice took a two goal lead only to see Reims come back to trail by just a goal.Goals by France international forward Bafetimbi Gomis and Alexandre Lacazette – both scorers in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Marseille – seemingly put Lyon in a comfortable position at 2-0 up by the hour mark. Gomis nodded home at the far post from Lacazette’s cross in the 58th minute while the latter extended their lead on the hour with a super right-foooted shot after excellent lead-up work by playmaker Yoann Gourcuff.Gourcuff, whose inconsistency has attracted criticism, restored their two goal advantage – after Prince O’Niangue had made it 2-1 – eight minutes from time with a cracking shot from long range having already gone close only to see his shot come back off the post.However, Lyon’s habit of letting slip leads throughout the season – they led Marseille 2-0 last Sunday before being held to a draw – looked as if it was going to happen again as Reims scored four minutes from the end of normal time through Floyd Ayite’s penalty.Nice also moved on with a 3-0 win over Sochaux, Estac Troyes topped Tours 3-2, Evian beat Bastia 2-1 and Bordeaux went away to Stade Rennais and emerged 2-1 victors.On Tuesday, Nantes became the first club to reach the quarter-finals by beating Auxerre 1-0.last_img read more


first_imgGardai are investigating a break-in to a house in St Johnston yesterday afternoon.The burglary took place between 4pm and 4.30pm in the Tullyowen area, on the Lifford side of the St Johnston to Raphoe Junction.The owner of the house was only out for half an hour when the burglar struck. It is unclear at this stage what was taken in the raid.The burglary is understood to have gained entry through the backdoor.Gardai are viewing CCTV footage in a bid to identify the culprit.GARDAI INVESTIGATE ST JOHNSTON BURGLARY was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarydonegalSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Santa Cruz’s Aaron Miles enjoying NBA playoff experience under Steve Kerr

first_imgOAKLAND — Golden State’s “Strength in Numbers” slogan — plastered all over Oracle Arena, highway billboards and yellow T-Shirts through the greater Bay Area — is more than a catchy phrase for the defending NBA champion Warriors, it’s a way of life. And it not only resonates with the players, front office, and fan base, but the coaching staff, as well.For evidence, enter Aaron Miles, the second-year head coach for the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors. He’s spending his second straight postseason …last_img read more

Nadal braced for bittersweet symphony at Wimbledon

first_img‘Amazing’ Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka That took him to 15 Grand Slam titles, one ahead of Pete Sampras and just three behind the 18 of old rival Roger Federer.Next up on the Slam list in three weeks’ time is Wimbledon where Nadal was champion in 2008 and 2010 and runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, his last four visits have all ended with defeats to opponents outside the top 100.“It’s a while since I didn’t play a very good Wimbledon. It’s true that after 2012 what happened with my knees has made it tougher and tougher to compete on grass. That’s the reality,” said Nadal. What ‘missteps’? View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire An emotional Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy as he celebrates winning his tenth French Open title against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in three sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, during their men’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 11, 2017. APRafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club.The 31-year-old Spaniard routed Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros on Sunday 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Injury forced him to skip Wimbledon in 2009 and 2016 while the years 2012-2015 saw him lose to Lukas Rosol (world ranked 100), Steve Darcis (135), Nick Kyrgios (144) and Dustin Brown (102).In that spell, a fourth round run in 2014 was his best effort.Nadal admits that if he suffers a new problem with his knees on the Wimbledon grass, where the lower bounce of the ball piles more pressure on the legs and joints, then his visit to London may again be short-lived.“I love grass, everybody knows, and it’s a surface that I really enjoyed a lot playing on. And I missed playing at Wimbledon,” said Nadal.“So I hope that my knees hold well and I can have the preparation that I really need and the preparation that I want.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “So if that happens, why not? If I have pain in the knees, then I know from experience that it’s almost impossible. Because I need to feel strong and have low, powerful legs to play well in Wimbledon.“If I don’t feel that, then probably my chances are not there, no? But if I am healthy and I am able to have the right preparation and feel healthy during Wimbledon, then probably gonna have my chances to play well.”Nadal’s resurgence is one of the tennis storylines of 2017 along with the similar rejuvenation of Federer who defeated him in the Australian Open final in January.Before his title triumph on Sunday, his most recent Grand Slam title came in Paris in 2014 and he admitted that there were doubts over whether or not he’d recover his former powers.“I have doubts every day but that’s good as it makes me work hard with more intensity,” he said.“You have to be humble and accept that you have to work to improve things.“I have doubts today, I had doubts in the last three years, I will have doubts in a few days.“Life is never clear. If you have no doubts, then you are very arrogant. I am not an arrogant person.”After winning his ninth Roland Garros and 14th major in 2014, Nadal’s best performance at the Slams was two quarter-final spots.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Greece

first_imgGiorgos Karagounis and Kyriakos Papadopoulos will be key to Greece’s success at the World CupWith few famous players, Greece will rely heavily on a handful of team members who had a decisive role in qualifying for the World Cup.The captain and team motivator is 37-year-old Giorgos Karagounis, one of the few surviving members of the squad that won the 2004 European Championship.One of the best of the younger players is Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a Schalke defender who was a key player in the national team’s run to the quarterfinals at Euro 2012.Here are five players to watch:GIORGOS KARAGOUNISWith 132 national team appearances, Giorgos Karagounis has the most caps in Greek history and remains a presence that can still turn a game.Karagounis can score from distance and serve up the set pieces that are key to many of his team’s low-score victories.In 2012, Karagounis took his inexhaustible energy to struggling Premier League club Fulham, and says he’s delighted to take his career past his mid-thirties and give Greeks joy as they struggle through financial crisis.”People wanted this (World Cup qualification) so badly,” Karagounis said. “Some may not recognize it, but our team has talent, and going to Brazil is a dream for every player and every fan. As a player, I feel blessed.”KOSTAS MITROGLOUThe camera-shy but physically powerful Kostas Mitroglou has had a difficult time since joining Giorgos Karagounis at Fulham this season. But the 26-year-old striker was instrumental in maintaining Olympiakos’ domestic dominance before his departure, scoring 14 goals.advertisementMitroglou also scored three times in the 4-2 aggregate win over Romania in the World Cup playoffs.The German-born forward, nicknamed the “Gunslinger” in the Greek media, gives coach Fernando Santos better options in attack, as other young strikers have failed to make an impact and goal-scoring standbys Dimitris Salpingidis, 32, and Fanis Gekas, 33, could lose pace.KYRIAKOS PAPADOPOULOSGreece coach Fernando Santos has frequently gambled on young players, but most have failed to live up to their promise in the national team. The big exception is Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the defender who was a standout for Greek team at Euro 2012.The 22-year-old Schalke player attracted Liverpool’s attention before a knee injury kept him on the sidelines for 13 months. Still a fitness worry, his partnership with dependable center back Sokratis Papastathopoulos would be a major relief for Greece as they take on faster World Cup opponents in Japan, Colombia and Ivory Coast.”I’m not the kind of person who gives up easily,” Papadopoulos said. “I have to work hard to get back, and that’s what I’m doing.”GIANNIS FETFATZIDISIn Greece’s last warm-up match on home soil, the team slumped to a 2-0 loss against South Korea, with players looking like they lacked motivation to prepare for the World Cup.It was a performance that ironically revived the fortunes of attacking midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis, whose presence as a late substitute reinvigorated the home side, confirmed his reputation for being fast and flexible, and made him a likely choice for the World Cup squad.The 23-year-old Fetfatzidis’ recent goal against Lazio for Serie A club Genoa didn’t hurt him either.Greece’s big clubs spotted and fought for the player before he was in his teens, and he was eventually signed by Olympiakos before moving to Italy.ORESTIS KARNEZISGreece is famous for its defenders, but also has no shortage of reliable goalkeepers – enough to trouble coach Fernando Santos for his choice for three on the squad.Despite his move from Panathinaikos, 28-year-old Orestis Karnezis started in all 10 of Greece’s qualifiers – conceding only four goals – and was also picked for the two playoff matches.On loan to Granada from Udinese, Karnezis’ lack of game time remains a worry, but he is looking forward to playing in Brazil.”The dream of a lifetime,” Karnezis said. “We had a target and we reached it. We have a full squad and we deserve to be there.”last_img read more

Daughter of murdered woman tells inquiry she fears becoming a statistic

first_imgHAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – An Indigenous Newfoundland woman whose mother was murdered in 2002 says she worries she will also become a statistic.Amena Evans Harlick told her story to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls during a hearing Thursday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.Her mother, Mary Evans Harlick, was just 24 years old when she was strangled to death in 2002. Her body was put in a sleeping bag and left in a crawl space.Harlick said she worries about the day when the man convicted of her mother’s second-degree murder is released.“I don’t like feeling scared. I shouldn’t have to feel scared,” she said.“When I get these feelings of being scared I feel like I’m going to be just another statistic. That’s something that worries me all the time because I don’t want to be another statistic,” Harlick said.Another witness, Sylvia Murphy, told the inquiry how she and seven siblings were abandoned by their mother and sent to an orphanage that later closed.Murphy said they then found themselves in a series of foster homes where she and her sister were abused as young girls.She said her sister was sexually assaulted on a regular basis and was told not to tell anyone.Murphy said they eventually went to police and gave statements, but investigators said charges could not be laid.“There has been no justice for us all this time. When that investigator came back and said, we cannot charge them, I felt my whole world fell,” she said.Murphy also told the inquiry that the federal government is revoking her Indigenous status as a Mi’kmaq, claiming she doesn’t meet the requirements even though she has provided ancestry information.The issue of women losing status has been a common story across the country as a result of changing circumstances including marrying a non-Indigenous man.Rutie Lampe spoke about the death of her daughter, Kimberley Jararuse, who was just 20 when she was killed in an abusive relationship.“She didn’t get a chance to live her life,” Lampe said.She said there needs to be more safe houses where abused women can seek refuge, and more healing sessions for families, even years after suffering the loss of someone to violence.The Labrador hearings concluded with emotional testimony from Benigna Anderson of Nain who got into an abusive relationship at the age of 15 with a man who was seven years older.She spoke of being severely beaten many times, often in front of others who did nothing to intervene.Anderson was with the man for quite a few years, having six of his children, while he continued to drink and beat her.She said police intervened many times, and he was put in custody — each time returning to start the cycle again.“Each time his sentence was reduced because he was aboriginal. I believe this is the number one reason violence is so prevalent in aboriginal communities. People literally get away with murder,” she said.Anderson called on the inquiry to recommend better resources for abused women, and said there needs to be a change in attitude by police.“There is a systematic disrespect for aboriginal people,” she said.At the start of Thursday’s hearing, Johannes Lampe, president of Nunatsiavut Assembly, read a list of missing and murdered women from Labrador.“It is my hope that the concerns of Labrador Inuit will be heard loud and clear by the inquiry commissioners and that those concerns will be given full consideration in the inquiry’s final report,” he said.“In the end we all want justice. We all want the healing to begin. And we all want to move on with our lives.”The federal government set up the inquiry in December 2015 to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The inquiry began its work in September 2016 and have requested a two-year extension which would nearly double its original $54-million budget and push back the due date for its final report to December 2020.So far, close to 800 witnesses have testified at nearly 250 hearings across the country.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.last_img read more

Jane Goodall Institute Partners With War For The Planet Of The Apes

first_imgIn honor of the upcoming release of the new War for the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox have teamed with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees at Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Congo.Ashley Sullivan, Community Engagement Specialist at the Jane Goodall Institute, wrote: “The center, currently housing around rescued 150 chimpanzees, represents a place of safety and kindness from humanity – the likes of which many of these chimps have not seen in their early years. Most of the rescued chimpanzees are victims of the illegal entertainment/ “pet” or bushmeat trades, having been orphaned as infants, torn from their forest homes and families. Tchimpounga is their second chance, enabling them to create bonds with other chimpanzees along with their human caretakers, and it is through the shared stories of these beings that we are best able to understand their uniqueness and feel compelled to protect them.”“I think that the Planet of the Apes series makes people think about the apes and perhaps our relationship to them,” said Jane Goodall. “And anything that makes us think about our own humanity in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom is important. So I think the series has helped.”War for the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and features Andy Serkis as the ape Caesar, and Woody Harrelson as The Colonel.“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute in providing needed care for our closest living animal relatives,” said War for the Planet of the Apes director, Matt Reeves. “Over the course of filming Caesar’s cinematic journey, it’s fascinated me to learn so much about apes and chimpanzees, these amazing sentient animals who organize, strategize and even socialize in much the same way as humans. Our hope is this reimagined Apes franchise will spark a fresh awareness, compassion and respect for these majestic species for generations to come.”Read more here.last_img read more

Ontario court rules lawsuit can proceed against HudBay

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Ontario judge has ruled a group from Guatemala can proceed with their lawsuit against a Canadian mining company.Their lawsuit is against HudBay Minerals that operates a mine in Guatemala.The group has held several protests in Toronto claiming beatings, rape and murder have taken place at the mine.It’s a precedent setting case as other Canadian companies could potentially be held liable for incidents that happen abroad.last_img

British Armed Forces recruiting team set to visit the TCI

first_img Related Items:Patricia Duff, some resistance in Britain using TC Islanders to staff its armed forces, TCI residents showing interest in entering the British Armed Forces Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 3, 2016 – Patricia Duff is known for her fiery, effervescent personality… she is passionate about young people and explained that because she is blessed, she wants to be a blessing.  Duff met with media to tell the story of how one simple question can lead to an avalanche of change in widening the opportunities to Turks and Caicos Islanders because we are more than simply a commonwealth nation, but because we are a British Overseas Territory.Male or Female… 17 to 32 years old… even if you have been in trouble with the law; you are all welcomed to visit the website which was set up by Patricia to log your interest.  The goal was 50, last check there was well over 100 expressing an interest so that means, a recruiting team from the British Armed Forces will come to the TCI… and this can mean more than going into armed combat; there are scores of roles to be filled.Every year hundreds of youth are graduating high school and college and many have nowhere to go, nothing to do and taking up a role in the British Armed Forces may be just the thing, the ideal remedy where not only are the talents of our young people given room to grow, but where the Armed Forces contributes to their discipline, their understanding of synergy and teamwork and their exposure to a world away from home.There is resistance in the marketplace though.  At least one who says the British needs to use its own citizens to staff its armed forces.  Most reaction to Magnetic Media is tremendous curiosity.  To learn more, visit www dot turks and caicos dash islands forward slash jobs. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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