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Playing the antihero
Playing the antihero

When actor Carl Schurr takes the stage tonight in Everyman Theatre's production of "All My Sons," perhaps he will dedicate his performance to Cherry Watson. Cherry — and not even Schurr knows whether Cherry is a he or a she — was young Carl's imaginary friend in the 1940s. It was Cherry who helped the 4-year-old hang an invisible curtain in the archway leading to the living room of Schurr's home in Port Huron, Mich., creating a proscenium arch. It was Cherry who helped him put on plays for his parents and older sister. This was the era before television, and he had never even seen a staged performance.. "My parents wondered how I even knew what...