the players of the grinning man: the lord david dirry-moir.
If/Then Deleted Scene - Lucas & David duet in “Ain’t No Man Manhattan” (from DC Preview)
Love that everyone at the bar is observing this new adorable couple
little used fantasy trope i love: when two people are playing cards in a shady bar and it’s the tense moment where they show their hand but it’s a fantasy so they can’t say things like “full house” or “royal flush” so they same some nonsense like “three crowns and a dead crow” and the crowd is like “oooOOHH” so we know that’s good
Other character smirks: “Well, I’ve got a castle on four omens.”
The crowd “oohs” louder, so we know that it’s Much Better™️
thats how i feel watching scenes with regular cards
Take Me Or Leave Me - Idina Menzel and Fredi Walker
RENT - First Broadway Preview (16th April 1996)
Out Tonight - RENT (Skyler Volpe as Mimi)
Suprise - If/Then (Anthony Rapp as Lucas, Jason Tam as David)
And because Lucas was written specifically for him, Rapp got some insight into himself — and into how others perceive him.
“There are certainly things that are pretty directly resonant for me,” he acknowledges. “I tend to be pretty idealistic and passionate about the things I believe in. I feel like I’m less so as I’ve gotten older and mellower, but certainly when I was younger I was a lot more self-righteous about things and less forgiving of other people’s points of view. So I could identify with that aspect of Lucas.”
Despite that, however, Rapp still finds the role “a very compassionately drawn exploration of someone who, because of his sort of stringent ideals, has not always exposed himself or availed himself of romance and therefore has gotten a little lonely in his life. I think both the Beth life and the Liz life are really interesting and honest portrayals of somebody who, given the opportunity for romance, looks in the wrong place for it sometimes, and then when he finds it doesn’t know how to embrace it fully.”
Anthony Rapp on Lucas in If/Then (X)