TED TALLEY: No bit parts

Big, small roles all part of life

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 1 a.m.

The magic of live theater and cinema is, by design, detached and distant, ensconced in a place novel to us regular folks. After all, experiencing the difference between reality and the other side of the footlights is why we buy the tickets. In theater seats separated from the papier-mâché world on stage by that imaginary fourth wall, we are voyeurs spying on make-believe lives. Or we are moviegoers tagged as "all those wonderful people in the dark" by the Norma Desmond character in "Sunset Boulevard."

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