Pressed for Prest
By: Alex Johnson
I was late to the Gregory Prest party. My invitation got lost in the mail. The man of the hour had been winning audiences over regularly with performances in White Biting Dog, Death of a Salesman, and Ghost, while I sat at home watching Dance Moms – all of them. With his current rendering of Edmund in Soulpepper’s Long Days Journey Into Night, I am at the party, and deep into the free champagne.
Gregory was kind enough to meet me before a Saturday night show and I came face-to-face with Gregory Prest: The Actor’s Actor. Present, eager, aware, quick to laugh and refreshingly at ease with the occasional uneasiness of the actor’s job.