I am very sad to write that Indianapolis actor Brian Benson died Tuesday night, hit by a car as he was walking through the Fountain Square area.
When his name started coming up with shock and condolences in my Facebook feed yesterday as Brian Patrick Benson, I didn’t recognize it at first, but then Zach Rosing mentioned that Brian had been in two shows that Zach had helped to produce…
And then I did remember: Brian was that tall, slim boy with the shy but joyful smile and beautiful voice that had starred in “Bare: the Musical” and “Edges.” “Edges” was produced at Theatre on the Square by a company called Programs. “Bare: the Musical” was produced at the Wheeler Arts building by a company called All Alike Productions. Zach still has a nice curation of images and info about the “Bare” show on his website here: http://bare.zachrosing.com/news.php.
I didn’t know Brian at all outside of those two shows, but I feel privileged to have seen and heard his talented work in those two. I am very sorry that he’s gone.
My heart goes out to his family and friends, wishing them peace and comfort.
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
P.S. – I don’t have any information about a memorial service but if you do, feel free to share it in the comments. I will update this post if I receive the info another way.