Paul is honored to be cast in the play “Dawg Pounded” at Kennedy’s Cabaret in Playhouse Square. It’s a pleasure to perform with this great cast and director. Paul has performed in many community theaters over the last 20 years, including Berea, Strongsville, North Ridgeville, Brunswick and Avon Lake. Paul appeared in his first play, “Bye Bye Birdie,” 20 years ago, with his daughter, Jennie, at Berea Summer Theater. That’s when the acting bug bit him. There’s no cure! Just like being a Browns fan! Until this play Paul’ favorite roles were Frank Gianelli in “Over The River and Through The Woods” and Mr. Macafee in “Bye Bye Birdie”. Paul is from Berea, home of the Browns.
Paul was at the Red Right 88 game. The crowd was deafening, until the interception. Then you could hear a pin drop. We had to drown our sorrow with pizza and cold beer. It took me a week to thaw out. One year my wife got me an autographed copy of Lou Groza’s book, “The Toe: The Lou Groza Story”. She went to Lou’s insurance office and he had left for the day. His secretary called Lou at home and he told my wife to come to his house. He autographed the book and told many humorous stories. Lou was one of the nicest men you could ever meet. It was 1986, meet the Browns night in the flats. Just as my friends and I walked into Noisemakers the DJ introduced someone named Paul. I walked out into the middle of the dance floor and started waiving to the people. Everyone was laughing. I turned around to see a mountain of a man, Paul Farren, who was a foot taller than I was and twice my weight. We shook hands and had a laugh over it.
Paul is the chief financial officer for Red Head Brass. Paul dedicates this play to his wife Denise and daughters Jennie (and her husband Greg) and Becky who encourage his artistic efforts. Even Sam, Becky’s pug, gave two paws up on “Dawg Pounded”!