|In January 2005, I appeared in the Parkland
College Theatre production of The Phantom Tollbooth, based
upon the classic children's fantasy book by Norton Juster.
I had the pleasure of appearing as the Mathemagician, ruler of Digitopolis, Kingdom of Numbers. It was a dream come true: I got to wear a pointy hat and brandish a surprisingly large pencil. And do a lot of shouting; mustn't forget the shouting.
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|Milo discovers a mysterious package in his bedroom. It's not from eBay.||He drives his car/bed through the Phantom Tollbooth into the Doldrums, and meets the blob like Lethargians.|
|Later, accompanied by Tock the Watchdog and the Humbug, he meets the Dodecahedron and visits the Numbers Mine.||Inside the mine, they encounter the Mathemagician, who oversees a lunch break.|
|Milo asks to see the largest number, as well as the longest number. Digitopolis even has an acute angle so fat, it's obtuse.||Traveling through the Mountains of Ignorance, our heroes run afoul of the Demon of Insincerity.|
|With the return of the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, the Land of Wisdom rejoices.||Here I am with King Azaz the Unabridged, ruler of Dictionopolis.|
|Posing with Milo and one of Azaz's ministers.||My favorite minion, the Dodecahedron.|
Rhyme and Reason truly rule once more in Wisdom.