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A spotlight on Drew Rehrig and his role in “A Divine Kerfuffle”

Setting the Stage

In the whimsical world of theater, where characters come to life and stories unfold under the glow of the stage lights, BU Players semesterly performance captivated audiences and left a lasting impression. Among them was Drew Rehrig, one of BU Players familiar faces, responsible for some of the hilarious antics of “A Divine Kerfuffle.”

Behind the Curtain with Drew Rehrig

Rehrig was no stranger to the stage, having honed his craft through dedicated training and numerous performances. With a passion for the art of acting, he brought a unique energy and enthusiasm to every role he undertook. Previously, Rehrig has starred in- “A Year with Frog and Toad” as Toad, and “The Astronots” as Reginald Walker. He had also done some student directed projects at BU such as You Make Your Own Family, Dark Clouds, and Red Hoodie.

A Divine Experience

This process was very quick to Rehrig. “I felt a certain focus from everyone in the department and could feel their part in bringing this show to life,” he said.  “Me personally, from the first read through I had such a blast with this show and role. I had several moments of laughter in this show with a bunch of different cast mates and designers that I truly hope I never forget. Playing Cyril was a new experience, but one I’m grateful for getting the opportunity to experience.”

Cyril Tidd Comes to Life

In “A Divine Kerfuffle,” Rehrig took on the persona of Cyril Tidd, a character brimming with charm and wit. When asked about his favorite aspect of portraying Cyril, Drew lit up, expressing a fondness for the physical comedy that permeated his every situation.

From Rehearsals to Opening Night

For Rehrig, the journey to embodying Cyril Tidd was not without its challenges. Despite facing setbacks, including a bout with COVID-19 that disrupted early rehearsals, Rehrig persevered, dedicating himself to mastering the nuances of dialect and line memorization. The cast and production team developed a strong sense of camaraderie during rehearsals, which led to priceless memories that powered their on-stage performances.

The Actor’s Artistic Passion

With each performance, Rehrig infused Cyril Tidd with a vibrant energy and comedic flair that delighted audiences. Embracing the absurdity of the farce, Drew navigated the intricacies of stage combat and European accents with finesse, bringing depth and authenticity to his portrayal. Rehrig explained his love for the theatre and how freeing of an art form it is. “The best part of theatre is having the ability to entertain people and transport them to a world for a bit of time,” he said. “My passion is very strong and professional, I try my best to treat every show I’m in as a professional endeavor. I do this for my family and friends, and most importantly for myself and the joy it brings me.”

 A Standing Ovation

As “A Divine Kerfuffle” drew to a close, Rehrig reflected on the journey that brought him to this moment. With gratitude for the support of his family, his partner Kenna DeValor, and the entire production team, he acknowledged the collective effort that made the show possible. With a final bow, he expressed his heartfelt thanks to all who played a part in bringing Cyril Tidd to life, leaving audiences with a sense of wonder and delight.


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