Mr. Foard’s very first production as a new theater instructor at Lanier in the fall of 1975 was a night of four one-act plays. Robin Salyer and Richard Petty were cast as the newlywed couple in Dorothy Parker’s duet “Here We Are.” This photograph was taken in the drama room before the first production.
Richard: We were two neophytes, all alone—trial by fire—and sure enough, I forgot my lines on our first performance. I was sick about it and I fell all over myself apologizing to Robin afterwards. For twenty-years after Lanier I still sometimes dreamt of being in a Mr. Foard production and showing up for the opening performance not having memorized even a single line of script.