In my Sunday Spotlight column I had the privilege of talking at length with George Akina, who plays the King in the Good Company Players production of “The King and I” at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. He performs three times a week in the role despite having advanced prostate cancer. His story is one of fierce conviction, quiet determination, gentle humor and amazing courage.
I walked away from our interview deeply moved. I hope I was able to capture at least a small sense of Akina as an actor, father and man of faith.
(Pictured: George Akina and Tess Mize as Anna in Good Company’s production of “The King and I.”)
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