Crane playwright remembers Sandusky

Tom Jackson
Apr 29, 2014

Becca Anderson, whose play “President Mom” will be performed at Saturday’s new play festival at the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands, is no stranger to Sandusky.

Anderson, 30, who lives in New York City, came to the Sandusky State Theatre in 2006, touring in a children’s musical, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Perhaps you’ll remember her as the singing dog.

Anderson remembers eating in a downtown Sandusky diner and gazing at Lake Erie. She says she has good memories of “beautiful Sandusky.”

Anderson Tweets as @whynotbecca, where she sometimes quotes Captain Kirk from “Star Trek” and mentioned talking to actor Kyle MacLachlan.

MacLachlan portrayed FBI agent Dale Cooper in the beloved cult TV series “Twin Peaks,” but he appeared to be frightened when Anderson went up to him in an airport restaurant and quoted a line from the show that McLachlan apparently didn’t recognize.

“We were on the same plane to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago. I quoted a line from ‘Twin Peaks’ to him,” Anderson said. “He did a double take and sort of ran away.”