Richard Pellicci isn’t a naive newcomer, he just plays one on TV. Well, at least he tried to during a recent cameo appearance on October 3, 2006, at a village board meeting (see video below).
In his mind, he must have thought the role clever until Trustee Thomas Brennan yanked him off-stage with a personal revelation.
That’s right, folks. Mr. Brennan, who was elected in 2005, declared that if people like Mr. Pellicci wanted change, they should seek a seat on the dais, like he did.
Just a few weeks ago, former Trustee Georgianna Grant suggested the same thing. Then, Crotonblog jumped in with a story directed to “citizen advocate expert” Robert Wintermeier and offering him the same advice (see: “What’s Next for Citizen Advocate Robert Wintermeier?”).
Who would have thought that such a harmonious meeting of the minds could ever evolve between Ms. Grant and Mr. Brennan?
Actor Richard Pellicci (search) certainly never expected his scripted plot to take the turn that it did.
First, Trustee Brennan dismissivley told Mr. Pellecci that his staged question had already been answered by the board at an earlier meeting. Then, in a dramatic moment, he told his Democratic collegues that he genuinely likes them and considers them friends. He maintained simply that he and Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt share a different political philosophy—a kind gesture indeed.
And, as the curtain came down on Mr. Pellicci, he was left speechless. Cut right out of his own scene. High drama, for sure.
No doubt Mr. Pellicci will return soon in the hope of one day seeing his name on the marquee at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Center for the Performing Arts.
Don’t hold your breath, Richard.