Clemens center Director Thomas Weidemann’s career is fitting for the theater.
Like any good Broadway Show you need a compelling character, and a opening act that hooks you.
“Going into college, I was sure that I was going to be a great actor on this stage – that lasted my first production until I looked around me and saw I was not in any league with with them and I was going to starve to death,” Weidemann says.
Instead he got into theater management, taking a job in the Midwest.
But in 1983 he was offered the role of a lifetime, not a lead in a production, but rather the leader behind every production at the Clemens Center.
Three decades later, he’s enjoyed every minute of it.
“Thank you. Thank you for the trust that you placed in me and my staff to manage this wonderful place and for in me and my staff to manage this wonderful place and for purchasing all the tickets and continuing to come and sit in these seats and get thrilled and tickled and applauding wonderful performances on the stage,” he says.
Weidmann retires Friday, September 11th.