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September 7, 2013

PDL invited me to act in their Theatre Hitchhiking performace
at this year's NEPO 5K. The idea was that unsuspecting passengers
would get in a parked car and be taken for an imaginary ride by a "driver."
I didn't know what to do so I just brought along some props--but first I changed
into my alter ego The Captain. Luckily I didn't have to fly solo. Mike Katell
was already there in fine form so I just slid in next to him on the passenger side
and we started absurdly bantering. An inadvertent kernel of truth became my
schtick for the next 2 hours as I handed wigs and glasses back to our fares:
"There's two ways of getting there," I'd say, "transportation or transformation.
Where to and who are you?" These two are unrecognizable. Partly because
of their impromptu makeovers. Also because we'd never met. But the journey
we shared brought us closer together even though we never moved an inch.
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