by Jim Murchison
The performances that they have done are memories seen by a handful of people and their flashes of brilliance or failure are now only related in folklore. As the backstage stories get retold they may be embellished or exaggerated as memories play tricks and showmanship embellishes an already funny or tragic recollection.
When I meet people that I worked with long ago they have memories that I may recall as well or that I have possibly forgotten that trigger a related story. It happened recently when I reunited with Craig Walker who had been in the final resident company at the NAC under John Wood in 1984. We had so many memories of that year in our lives. Even the things that were trying or difficult at the time were pretty good memories now.