HIGH POINT — “Queer As Folk” actor, Jack Wetherall, who played Vic Grassi, is appearing in the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Tempest” as Prospero, which ends on Oct. 4.

This classically trained Canadian actor has a litany of credits to his career, but cannot be forgotten in his “QAF” run as Uncle Vic to Hal Spark’s Michael Novotny. His cut-to-the-chase demeanor can be best remembered with lines such as, “No sex is fully safe. If it is, you’re doing it wrong. There is always an element of risk, but one needs to make it as safe as one possibly can to be responsible, not only for one’s own health but for one’s partner, as well.”

The High Point Enterprise reported that Wetherall is able to adjust his presentation to the medium in which he is working, be it in front of a camera, in a small theater or a large venue. However, he is most comfortable on stage. He jumped at the chance to play Prospero, whom he feels is the “great role in Shakespeare and one of the great roles in literature,” the Enterprise stated. : :

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.