Paul Firestone: Actor

During the many years of his six-decade career as a playwright and educator, Firestone also studied acting -- under well-known teachers Herbert Berghoff, Pat Kelly, Paul Kozelka and Alan Schorr. He also worked as a radio announcer at WMUR (Manchester, NH) and at WORC (Worcester, MA), and he hosted the radio series Books in Brief on WVOX in Westchester County, NY for a number of years.

In regional theater and off-Broadway, he appeared in many plays. He played Serebryakov in Uncle Vanya at the Bergen Stage in New Jersey; Duncan in Macbeth and Peter in Romeo and And Juliet with the Granite State Players in New Hampshire. Recently he played in productions of Impossible Marriage, The Crucible and The Mousetrap.

He debuted on Broadway with Paul Muni, Marlon Brando and Celia Adler in Ben Hecht's A Flag Is Born, that had an extended run in New York and played in five other U.S. cities: Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore.

UNCLEVANYA72The cast at the Bergen Stage, NJ October 1978 production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". Paul Firestone who performed as The Professor, is seen seated, right, in this photo.

ALVINThe marquis outside the Alvin Theater in New York, where the Bergson Group's production of Ben Hecht's 'A Flag is Born' opened on September 5, 1946. The proceeds were used to purchase the ship that was renamed the S.S. Ben Hecht.

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