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Actress found calling by giving up sports

“If I have a line that makes the audience laugh, then I’m happy,” says Charity Buckbee, who is playing the title character in Steamer No. 10’s “Charlotte’s Web.” “I think I have a little bit of clown inside me. But I do like everything about the theater.” (photo: Joseph Schuyler)
“If I have a line that makes the audience laugh, then I’m happy,” says Charity Buckbee, who is playing the title character in Steamer No. 10’s “Charlotte’s Web.” “I think I have a little bit of clown inside me. But I do like everything about the theater.” (photo: Joseph Schuyler)
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At one point in her athletic career, Charity Buckbee realized she wasn’t going to be the next Mia Hamm or Nancy Lieberman. Instead of playing sports, she decided, she would start playing characters. The switch from the athletic field to the stage seems to have worked out well for Buckbee, who had played just about every sport possible while going to school at Warwick Valley High School in Orange County, just this side of the ...


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