Peter Radzikevich, a junior studying musical theatre, returns to the Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth this summer in “A Man of No Importance.” Set in Dublin, Ireland in 1964, the play centers on a story of family, friendship and acceptance. Radzikevich will play multiple roles, including Oscar Wilde, Father Kenny and serve as an understudy for Alfie, the central character in the production.
“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity, and look forward to returning to the dome,” Radzikevich shared.
Last summer, Radzikevich performed in “Bat-Boy: The Musical,” his first show at Casa Mañana alongside a team of talented actors, crew and creatives. When the opportunity arose to audition for another show this year, he jumped at the chance to return to the stage.
Q&A with Radzikevich
What made you want to pursue your area of study?
In high school, I performed in my first musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Since then, I haven’t looked back! I love performing, expressing myself, but most importantly, I value the opportunity to portray characters whose stories need to be told. Theatre has the extraordinary power to change others and the world around it. I want to play a part in that, however large or small.
How have your studies and time at TCU prepared you for this role?
My experiences understudying at TCU (Reverend Crisparkle in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and William Detweiler in “How the Other Half Loves”) have prepared me for the work required when understudying Alfie. I have also been blessed to work with talented professors who have taught me so much about the ins and outs of acting. These are skills that I consistently use when preparing for any role.