Phantom Tollbooth


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.