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PROFILE: Gordon Allen

November 2, 2023
By Sheila Evans
High tech meets high drama. And it’s all happening in a quiet neighborhood in the elegant town of Boca Grande.  This is not the plot of a new play, but the real-life story of one of the newest actors joining the ranks of the Royal Palm Players.  Gordon Allen took a couple of acting classes when he lived in Santa Barbara, California some 20 years ago. He was not actually looking to perform on stage, though. He was hoping to improve his skills as a salesman.  “It was more just for fun. I’m in sales, so I spend a lot of time in front of people,” he explained. “I was talking to lots of senior-level executives, tech executives, things like that. So taking an acting class was a help in getting better at just talking … talking on my feet and thinking on my feet.” That changed recently, however.

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