When Seacoast Repertory Theatre officials learned that one of the former actors created a YouTube video about Lance Armstrong that had gone viral, they weren't surprised.
Craig Faulkner, who serves the theater's producing artistic director, said Andrew Bridges was always a talented, hard working actor when the former Exeter resident first started acting in Portsmouth at age 11.
Bridges created a YouTube video, "Lance Armstrong's Confession: The Musical," that pokes fun at Lance Armstrong and his recent confession that he took performance enhancing drugs when he won several of his cycling titles. On Thursday morning, Bridges' video had already received 23,000 views and counting.
“It doesn’t surprise me at all because he is really exceptionally talented,” Faulkner said. “He could probably do anything that he puts his mind to do doing.”
Faulkner said Bridges used all of his acting talents in the video that he gained at the Rep and that he is gaining now as a sophomore at New York University where he is a theater major. He said the video also shows that Bridges could be bound for really great things on stage or even on screen.
One thing that really impressed Faulkner was how just one YouTube video can be viewed and shared with such a large audience so quickly. “You hit the perfect storm when you do a video that you were probably just doing for your friends,” Faulkner added.