For years, local actor DAVID SILVERMAN established a reliable, boyish stage persona with occasional departures, like his gleefully nasty eBay addict in Jewish Theatre of the Souths Affluenza! last fall. Nothing prepared Atlanta audiences for his unnerving work as a pedophile in Actors Express world premiere musical Love Jerry in January. Silvermans childlike affability took on sinister overtones, but he made the sexual predator more than just a villain, hitting the depths of self-loathing when the character confronted his transgressions in song. Some performances change your assessment of an actor, but Silvermans work in Love Jerry affected our insight into human nature.
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