While putting on his uniform to attend an all-boy Catholic high school in Orange County, Marshal Kennedy Carolan never dreamed that in a few short years he would grow out his hair and travel the country, doing drugs, dissing the establishment and taking part in political demonstrations.
All onstage, of course.
Carolan is part of the ensemble in the national touring company of the famed (and divisive) "HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," which underwent a successful Broadway revival in 2009.
"Essentially the show's plot is about this group of young people protesting the Vietnam War and draft cards, but I think this show has such a great meaning," Carolan said. "There are so many crazy things happening now, like the war overseas and the marriage equality debate. I feel like it's really spiraled, and I think this show's reminding people of the basic needs of love, peace and understanding."