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O lovely tribute to New Century's Chamberlin

New Century Theatre’s production of Oh Lovely Glowworm opened Friday. The offbeat script by Glen Berger was called “a loony, semi-coherent narrative" by the Portland Mercury after its world premiere and the play features a dead goat among other fantastical characters.
Its musings on life caught the attention of Seattle actor Mark Chamberlin, who asked New Century to add this play to their roster. At the time of his unexpected death in March, Chamberlin was in rehearsals to play the goat. Even with the stunning loss of their leading man just weeks before opening, co-artistic director Paul Stetler said in a recent interview that canceling the show was never considered.

On your website, you’ve dedicated this work to Chamberlin’s memory. Did you ever consider shutting it down?
Mark was the one who lobbied for us to do this. The idea of not doing the show never really crossed our minds. Mark would have kicked our ass if we canceled. He cared too much about the show and our t…