Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kevin Spirtas, Mr. Mitzvah

Merriam-Webster defines mitzvah as “a meritorious or charitable act.” It seems, however, in common usage that it is a term that goes beyond that. One good Jewish friend said that part of its meaning was blessing. If it is thought of as meritorious or charitable deeds, they are deeds that bring blessing back to the perpetrator of those deeds.

Mitzvah is one of those words that fits regarding Kevin Spirtas who is that kind of experience unto himself. A native of the “Show Me State” Kevin gives evidence to that kind of panache. The truth of it is that Kevin is the one doing all the showing. He is a multi-talented actor currently being showcased on One Life to Live with some upcoming storyline involving Andrea Evans, Thom Christopher and BethAnn Bonner.

Many remember him as the scoundrel Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives, a character that moonlighted opposite Joey on Friends. Many are familiar with him as Hugh Jackman’s stand by in The Boy from Oz.

Getting back to mitzvah and all that jazz, it is to Kevin’s credit—a blessing, if you will—that he has made himself available to POZ magazine’s fund-raising efforts in the near future. Perhaps it has something to do with POZ’s mitzvah. Be that as it may, Mr. Spirtas is a godsend: look for him to be a major part of Love Out Loud West supporting AIDS Walk Los Angeles come October 2008 and something very special in New York, on a New York stage to be exact, some time after that, supporting AIDS awareness.

Kevin’s official website is here. Look for the opportunity to buy/experience his one man show on CD/DVD: Night and Days.

It needs to be said as well that spending time with him is more than pleasant and satisfying, because he shows you that it’s not all about him. It’s mitzvah. It is spending time with a man who knows what he is about.

Night & Days: One Man Show
Wednesday August 13, 2008
The Inn at Bay Pointe
64 Washington Court Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

(617) 472-3200 Tickets at (617) 786 ~ SHOW (7469) or
on line at www.jmproductionspresents.com

two shows: 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Thursday August 14, 2008
Crown & Anchor Paramount Club
Commercial St, Provincetown MA
(508) 487-1430 247
Tickets: www.onlyatthecrown.com
tickets $25.00

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