Thom Bray Shines in Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women”

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For all of you Thom Bray fans out there who might have missed it. Bray rocked as Jake in Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women”, which is running through April 5th at Theatre! Theatre! on 3430 S.E. Belmont St. in Portland. According to Oregon Live:

But this play’s foundation is Jake, who carries the thing on his shoulders — this might not be Lear, but it’s a big, technically and physically demanding role — and Thom Bray is a solid core to Profile’s production. His Jake is more enduring Sad Sack than glib wisecracker. Maybe he lacks the blinding, sharp-cornered speed of tongue of a race-car comedian, but with his voice’s heavy sharpness and his body’s nervous jabs and twitchings, he suggests the morose comic savviness of a Walter Matthau. How can you not like this guy, even when you realize what a mess he is? That’s a Simon sort of hero.

Being compared to Walter Matthau is pretty awesome and Bray lives up to that review. If you live in the Portland area you really need to check him out.

Read the Whole Review via Oregon Live

More information about the production can be found at the Profile Theatre or at Thom Bray’s Official Website.

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4 thoughts on “Thom Bray Shines in Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women”

  1. Bonnie says:

    It’s too bad the run ended over a week ago, so people reading this now have missed out. I did see it and he was awesome.

  2. I know Bonnie. I actually wrote this post a few weeks ago, but do to a software error it didn’t get published until today. Grrrrrrr.

    So you loved the show? Have you seen Thom in other things?

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