Audience: Mallory Clarke
Mr. Bates knows his way around a stage! And his audience's minds and hearts. His has stunning capacity as a storyteller, as well as a keen-edged sociologist. He performs as an actor with grace and humanity, embodying his wide variety of characters, while simultaneously, showing us a brutally honest autobiographer. If you want to be treated to riveting entertainment, check this out. If you want to confront both inspiring and uncomfortable insights, don't miss this one.