Aurora's “After the Revolution” Questions Whether Political Idealism is Just Another Family Myth

Ben (c. Rolf Saxon*) and Leo (back

Rolf Saxon, one of the stars of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution at the Aurora Theatre Company, came to acting in high school. Only it wasn't really acting that interested him.

“I was 17 and a bit of a class clown, and a very pretty girl suggested I sign up for acting classes,” Saxon says. “She never showed up, but I got good friends and a career out of it.”

Saxon joined the first class at American Conservatory Theater's Conservatory, and went on to numerous roles in the theater, television, and films, including Saving Private Ryan and Mission: Impossible.

Saxon says he loves acting in every medium, but with theater something special can happen.

“You get such a immediate connection with an audience,” he says. “That's better than drugs or drink or anything.”

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