By Richard Zowie —
Working in theater, sometimes long hair and facial hair are required — especially when playing period piece-characters like Inspector Javert in the Fredericksburg Theater Company production of the Broadway musical “Les Misérables.”
This month, however, Kerry Goff has been looking even more hirsute than usual.
“It’s not ‘mountain man’ big, but it’s close,” Goff said about his beard.
A trimmed beard has often been part of his look this year, and in mid-October he decided to quit trimming it, except for his neck and his cheeks.
“I figured, let’s just grow it and see how far it goes,” said Goff, whose father and uncle also have beards. “It’s been fun, you don’t think about it much. I’ve enjoyed getting the length on it. This year I decided to push through the hard part which is the itchy, not fun part. That didn’t take much time. Now, I’m kind of enjoying it.”