Meet the Cast! A Short Interview with Jeff Marcus

Meet Jeffrey Charles Marcus, one of two True Believers cast members with three first names! Jeff will be playing Calvin Elder (AKA Avenger), a lover of all things comics. He has devoted his life to them whether it’s drawing superheros or actually becoming one – it doesn’t matter. Avenger is Calvin’s superhero identity – not ‘the’ Avenger, mind you.

If you weren’t in theatre, what would you do?
Probably would have devoted my life to martial arts or living in a cave. I’ve heard that sometimes those both go hand in hand

What is the most nerdy thing about yourself?
You don’t even want to know how much money I spend on hero clix back in high school….

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I normally say super strength. That automatically makes you faster, you can do crazy jumps all over the place and I want to throw a hummer. I bet that’d feel so great. Though invulnerability has been sneaking into the spectrum. Pencil diving off a huge building and climbing out of your six foot divot just to say to those around you ‘Wooo, watch your step” then casually stroll away

Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
Other than Batman, ’cause everybody loves Batman, it’s a toss up between Hulk and Gambit. Hulk has been through so many different iterations and the dude can’t be stopped. He friggin held a mountain on his back. D’ya hear me? A mountain. Gambit = badass, fights with a bow staff and exploding cards and a ladies man.

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Jeff Marcus is overjoyed to be working on Thom Dunn’s True Believers with Vagabond theater. Having only been back in Boston for a little over half a year he is hopping back into the acting scene last appearing on stage as Dr. Gerald Cuthbert in Pirate Lives! The Musical. Some of his other favorite rolls include Gary/Roger (Noises Off), Berger (Hair) *DASH and IRNE nominee, Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Frenchy Cabazon (Cannibal! The Musical). After this show he will be taking on the roll of the Price in Brown Box’s production of Romeo and Juliet.


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