Arts and Entertainment
Published: September 18, 2013
Clinton Brandhagen is big and a little goofy looking, not unlike Chris Davis. And like the Orioles’ first baseman, Brandhagen’s deceiving appearance makes it all the more surprising when his talent sneaks up on you. When he’s playing a comic character, such as Sullen, the drunken country squire in last June’s The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Everyman Theatre, his apparent cluelessness makes the farcical role all the funnier. But when he plays a more complicated role, such as Tom, the put-upon son in the theater’s current The Glass Menagerie, the sharp wit behind the dull exterior adds considerable depth to the character.