Legendary Zero Mostel Brought Back to Life in ‘Zero Hour’
Mar 20, 2008 Tom Fudge: Anyone who has seen TV shows or movies starring Zero Mostel has not forgotten them. The fat, sweaty guy with the loud voice was bigger than life. He was a gifted comic and an actor. In real life, he could also be a tremendous pain in the neck. One very sharp pain in Zero's neck came in the 1950’s when he was one of many artists accused of being a communist. His blacklisting resulted in many years of meager earnings. But Zero never agreed to identify other people as communists, despite the relentless grilling he got from Joe McCarthy's allies in Congress.
Now, actor Jim Brochu has taken on the task of performing the role of Zero Mostel. Jim is an actor, and a playwright, so he also wrote the Broadway-bound show called Zero Hour.Jim Brochu will perform Zero Hour on March 22, at 8 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
- Jim Brochu, actor, writer, director and producer. His one-man show Zero Hour, about the life of actor Zero Mostel, is playing Saturday night at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
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