I love these crazy local theater stories. Maybe it’s because I used to do tons of theater and stupid stuff always happened while we were doing shows… or maybe I love crazy actors stories.
Either way, check this story out.
An actor with the Sarasota Senior Theater was hospitalized Monday night, after a bullet grazed his ear during a rehearsal for “Of Mice and Men.”
Bill Bordy, the director and actor in the show, had borrowed a 32-caliber Smith and Wesson from a cast member to use in the final scene where George (Bordy) kills Lennie.
Well, Bordy came up behind Lennie (actor Fred Kellerman), pulled the trigger and a bullet flew out of the gun, grazing Kellerman in the left ear.
He was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition Monday night.
A Bradenton Police spokesman said no one checked the gun before the rehearsal to see if it was loaded.
Bordy’s final comment on the situation? He’s glad that he’s a “lousy shot.”