Guest Picks: Rich Sommer

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Actor Rich Sommer was recently on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role in “The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin,” along with co-star David Morse. He told us about his love of board games and a few more of his favorite things.

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc...) that moved or surprised you?

        "Bull" at 59 E59. I didn't get to see "Cock," so I was under-prepared for how intimate and powerful the play might be,

What are you listening to right now?

        A ton of Broadway tunes. I made a playlist of show tunes to listen to so I wouldn't feel so ridiculous during my regular visits to Marie's Crisis. It's one of my favorite places in the city.


What's the last great book you read?

        The Magic Realm of Reality by Richard Dawkins. Fantastic, simplified explanation of how our world works. Just beautiful.


What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect?

        Board games. So very many board games. Strategy games which minimize luck. I call myself an "aficionado," my wife calls me a "hoarder."


What's your favorite comfort food?

        Any cocktail they create at Attaboy. There's no mood or craving they have been unable to satisfy. Best drinks in the city.