Is Jack Cutmore-Scott the new Matt Damon?

by Tom Lee

Is Jack Cutmore-Scott the new Matt Damon?

That's the question posed in an interview in today's Boston Globe with Office for the Arts staff member Eric C. Engel, director of the Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall complex. When Engel isn't overseeing budgeting and other logistics for Harvard's largest venue, he's artistic director of Gloucester Stage Company and also directing theater productions in and around Boston, including the upcoming Publick Theatre's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, a black comedy by the late British playwright Joe Orton. In the title role (and in his U.S. professional debut), Harvard senior Jack Cutmore-Scott "is probably the most talented undergraduate I’ve seen come through [Harvard] since Matt Damon,’’ Engel opines. So is the hunt for a new "Good Will" over? See for yourself when Mr. Sloane opens at the Boston Center for the Arts on March 11.

EDITOR NOTE: Here's Louise Kennedy's review in the Boston Globe 3/15/10. It's a rave!

[Caption: Jack Cutmore-Scott '10 stars in the Publick Theatre's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane."]