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Reg Rogers is misbehavin', to good effect

Reg Rogers is misbehavin', to good effect

It was evident from the moment Reg Rogers stepped onstage in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park this summer that he wasn't your typical Shakespearean actor.

As the acid-tongued Lucio in the Bard's comedy, Rogers quipped, cast a wry eye and generally instigated a kind of gleeful mayhem, channeling what seemed to be both a wisecracking Dudley Moore and Johnny Depp as directed by Tim Burton.

In both "Measure" and the alternating production "All's Well That Ends Well," in which Rogers played the equally ethically challenged Parolles, he had the audience at New York's Shakespeare in the Park in stitches with his dark, even nihilistic humor....

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