Port Tobacco Players perform Uncle Rocky, Fireman
The Port Tobacco Players theater group performed an original play, Uncle Rocky Fireman, on April 29 and 30. Written by James Burd Brewster, the play was an adaption from his children’s book series, “Glad to do it!”
Within the series are the stories of Uncle Rocky the fireman and Officer Jack, who save the day and end each story with their signature punchline, “Glad to do it!”
“That’s designed as the last sentence in every book so that when you read it to a child, they understand they’re supposed to say ‘glad to do it,’” said Brewster. “So, parents end up teaching their kids to learn to be humble when they’ve done something good.”
Although he only started writing the stories three years ago, Brewster began telling the tales as bedtime stories for his two sons 25 years ago when they were 4 and 6 years old. When his youngest son left for college, he took a writer’s class and joined a writer’s club, which inspired him to turn the stories into books.
Before the play began, Brewster presented awards to honor the true heroes, representatives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, Maryland State Police, and Charles County Fire and EMS association.
The cast from Uncle Rocky, Fireman delivers the signature punchline, “Glad to do it!” Written by James Burd Brewster, the original play was adapted from his children book’s series which tells the stories of Uncle Rocky, the fireman, and Officer Jack, the policeman.
From left to right: Anna Henry (EMT Morales), Tyriek Bailey (The Chief), Ryan Dolan (Uncle Rocky), Sammy Garcia (Officer Jack), Sam Brewster (Big Joe) Uncle Rocky and the gang debrief at the fire station during the Port Tobacco Players theater group’s performance of Uncle Rocky, Fireman, an original play written by James Burd Brewster.