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Michael Sommers returns from the 'hood with heart

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Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



HEART in the HOOD pictured - Michael Sommers - photo credit - David Korman6.jpg
Professional actor Michael Sommers returns to his hometown from California (plus Paris and other interesting places) to stage his one-man show at Town Hall Theater this Sunday. Photo by David Korman

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury native Michael Sommers was so taken with his adopted neighborhood in West Oakland, California, that he wrote and performed a one-act play six years ago about his interactions with other folks on his street — a collection of eccentrics, street toughs and down-to-earth folks. He called his play “Hick in the ’Hood,” which summed up his experience of being an admitted country bumpkin suddenly thrust into an urban setting and surrounded by people of different colors, creeds and backgrounds.

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