H O M E R E S U M E S I G H T S S O U N D S P R E S S B I O C O N T A C T

"ROAR OF THE CROWD" REVIEWED
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by Brad Schreiber

February 10, 2005 - "...Yorke anchors the work and captures quite effectively the kindness and propriety of Arbuckle. Although the dialogue too often repeats Arbuckle's inability to understand how his life has turned so suddenly tragic, Yorke is always "in the moment", and his charm as an actor makes the character's degradation more involving than the words he speaks..."

Los Angeles Times
by Rob Kendt

February 25, 2005 - "...(As Arbuckle) Yorke is an affecting figure, particularly in a joshing but surprisingly sincere rendition of "Vesti la giubba"...."

NoHo News
by Carol Kaufman

February 2005 - "...The play opens with a routine performed by Arbuckle played by Wayne Thomas Yorke - a near dead-ringer for Arbuckle....(The actor playing Buster Keaton) and Yorke play brilliantly off of each other."

American Radio Network
Gerri Garner's Entertainment File

Airdate: February 11, 2005 - ""Fatty" Arbuckle is played by Wayne Thomas Yorke in a tour de force performance..."

Beverly Hills Weekly
by Rudy Cole

February 2005 - "The Theatre Forty production of Katherine Bates "Roar Of The Crowd" was really excellent. It is the story of the infamous trial of "Fatty" Arbuckle, and it takes a view of his innocence that is very challenging. But what was most astounding was the physical resemblance to Arbuckle by Wayne Thomas Yorke, who not only captured the person, but the very challenging physical performances, from prat falls to his famous pie throwing stunts. A newsreel of the real Arbuckle that ended the great play showed an incredible likeness to what the audience had just seen on the stage..."


Wayne Thomas Yorke as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle



"The Constant Wife" Reviewed

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by Melinda Schupmann

October 21, 2004 - "A fine job is ...executed by Wayne Thomas Yorke's the butler. His ubiquitous presence and deferential obeisance is classic."