Best Performances That Make You Think One Guy Is Two Entirely Different People

Adam Poss

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Last summer Adam Poss contributed mightily to the general greatness of Victory Gardens Theater's barrio-gritty Oedipus el Rey, with an intense turn in the title role. About seven months later he was scary charming as the manipulative gay editor of a college newspaper in Goodman Theatre's Teddy Ferrara. I didn't register the name from one show to the next, and the performances were so divergent, the types of energy they expressed so very different, it didn't occur to me that I was watching the same person each time. Then I saw Poss in The Lake Effect at Silk Road Rising and looked up his credits. Quelle surprise.