Welcome back to "Meet The Scientists", the series of profiles of the people who support us in our experiments in new works at MadLab. They not only support us with their ticket purchases, but more importantly by attending performances regularly - they provide the most important piece of any live performance: the audience.
Ed Eybel is a long-time supporter of MadLab and other theatres around town. You've probably seen his fancy bicycle outside, or noticed his rear-view glasses. Ed almost never misses a MadLab show, and we are always excited to see his name pop up in our system! He seems to like us, and we're pretty crazy about him. So get to know him!
What's your first memory of seeing a live show?
About 4 years old. The little neighbor girl showed me her’s, so I showed her mine.
What's your favorite play/musical?
Duh, the Sound of Music!
How many shows do you think you see a year?
40.5 – there’s always one I leave half way through.
What's your favorite show you've seen at MadLab?
So many shows, such a lousy memory ... I’ll go with ‘Frying Pan Tag’. Colleen Dunne made an impression in that one.
What other theatres in town do you like to check out?
I’m a regular @ Shadowbox and the CATCO theaters.
What would you like to see MadLab do that they haven't?
Would ‘Desire Under the Elms’ be too much of a stretch?
What part of town do you live in?
What's your day job?
I’m an echo tech. That’s an diagnostic ultrasound technician that images hearts. All day I tell people to take their shirts off and lie down in a dark room. Warm gel is involved.
When you're not working or at MadLab, what else do you like to do?
Nap, play hockey, bike ride, solicit casual sex.
We gotta talk about the tandem bike because it's amazing. When did you first start using it?
I got it in 2006 or so, mostly to ride with my son, who was eight at the time.
Are they hard to find?
Not as hard as casual sex.
Are they tricky to ride?
Depends on whose on the back. With my girlfriend Audrey, no. With Peter Graybeal, I’m guessing yes.