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Hometown pride

posted by Megan Wygant on Thu, Nov 4, 2010
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San Francisco, you should know... 
 
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...it's not just a hometown thing.


This is Danny Rahim, one of the actors in The Great Game: Afghanistan. One of my favorite things about this cast has been how eager they've been to absorb local culture -- they've made a point each day of going out to experience the best that the Bay Area has to offer (you have to admit, our best is pretty darn amazing).

As a result, they've fallen completely in love. Last week, when the house managers were announcing the World Series' score before the start of the show and end of intermission, there were a few cast members backstage, whooping and clapping along with all of you out front.

So, Monday -- the theatre's dark day -- the company went over to San Francisco to sit in a sports bar, and cheer for the home team. And yesterday, sure enough, a group of them BARTed back under the Bay to soak up the celebration. Last night, Danny -- and Tom McKay -- came up to the production office to show off their new hats. New hats with one very special addition, so appropriate, I thought it was just a lucky buy:

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(Tom was rushing for the stage, so he couldn't stand for a photo)

I think we just turned these Brits into baseball fans.

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