Friday, April 9, 2010
Mr. Thom Penn, Hannah's Special Guest
Christian, Husband, Father, Actor and Director are the words used by Mr. Thom Penn to describe himself. Mr. Penn is a an extremely funny professional actor and entertained us as we interviewed him on April 8th, 2010. Hannah Beam invited him to be her special guest. She told our class that "he is like family to me" and they are very close family friends through their church. Mr. Thom has studied theater for many years! He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in it! He and his wife started their own theater company locally! They are both very talented and committed actors/directors! We found out some really unique facts about Mr. Thom during his interview. His family heritage is Irish and British(which he can mimic both accents very convincingly!)His ancestors include William Penn!! Speaking of William Penn, Mr. Thom's family has a very special tradition with a beautiful ring that holds their family crest. When a Penn man turns 21, he is given this special ring with the family crest and called a "Penn Men". When he is married we will take his ring from his right hand and move it to his left to become his wedding ring! We truly enjoyed learning about this very special guest, Mr. Thom Penn!