Another interpretation of Tommy

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Sun Mar 6 06:53:51 CST 2005

>From News of Delaware County at:

..."All the things that happened to him as a kid
affect him when he snaps out of it," says Dan
Domenech, who plays the adult title character at
Media. "It's an 'American Idol' sort of thing, but
then he finds he's more like his fans, which is not
what they want him to be." For [The Media Theatre's
Artistic Director Jesse] Cline, "Tommy" explores
universal ideas about repression. "When you can't be
who you are, it's so destructive," he explains. "It's
a kind of oppression that Tommy suffers," both as a
helpless child and later as a suddenly liberated
adult, "and he finds a way to break free of it."...

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