David Mcrary died last week.
I knew David because he originated the part of DR. CAMPBELL in my play Super Earth, which I will be bringing to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
When you watch a son say goodbye to his father, it is a hard thing to do. I don’t think the son was ready for David’s early departure.
His daughter spoke as well, and it made me want to have another child.
For anyone who knew David, he had much life in him. He had a smile, and used it often. he was light, and fun.
Oddly, he came to all of my shows. Told me once, “You’ve made a life-long fan.” Well… you, too, David.
Here are some things I would like to tell you…
Thank you for seeing my shows. I always tried to get you free tickets, and told you before buying tickets to COME TO ME FIRST, but you rarely listened. You got me a Canadiens hat after seeing Othello, at STC. I still have it. I still wear it. You brought me a package of Green Tea after Ragtime “for all that singing you do.” Very kind. Very considerate. I told you I’d be taking the reins on the role you created, and if it ever gets published, you will have your name in the play to which you replied “It wouldn’t be the first time.”
I never did get to see you in Arsenic and Old Lace. I’m sure you brought the same good cheer, and dedication that you brought to life. I will miss you, friend.