I had the lucky opportunity to meet the inimitable Matt Rippy in person. It wasn't at a convention or anything like that. It was just by chance.
He and the other two members of the RSC came to perform at my college. Afterward, when I had figured out who he was, a friend and I tracked him down to the local bar. He looks just as good out of the 1941 military uniform as he did in it. As soon as I introduced myself, he very readily wanted to talk to me. I felt like a huge dork for thinking he was so great in a role he played in one episode of a genre show over two years ago, but he was nice about it. He agreed to take a picture with me, which I will treasure for a good long while. When my friend and I had to leave, he gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. If ever you have the chance, check out the RSC. If you like Shakespeare, you'll love it. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love it even more.moreless