Sorry to learn that this year will be the last at Rye Country Day School for director Cary Fuller, a thoughtful gentleman of the theater who has been at this for 41 years. Mr. Fuller (seen here in a Carucha Meuse photo as he directed “Anything Goes”) is a dedicated purveyor of the craft whom I first met, I think, when he and his students were preparing “The Laramie Project” for a production at the school. That day, his students were prepared and eager to talk about the important piece of theater they were working on. He was so proud of them.
Since then, there have been productions of “Anything Goes” and “Edwin Drood” and “Pajama Game” that have drawn me to Cedar Street in Rye.
Mr. Fuller has been ever gracious, always seeking to deflect credit elsewhere, to his partner in crime, Dulcie Arnold, a whiz at stagecraft and staging who directs “Urinetown” this weekend.
I’ll miss knowing that Cary Fuller is a phone call away. I know his students will miss his counsel and advice and professionalism.