While we dont see him on local stages quite as much as we used to or wed like to Helm has given us an imposing set of performances in recent years. Nobodys presence was more powerful so far this year than Helms in The Shakespeare Stealer. A double dose of splendor marked that exquisite production, where he played Widges fearsome master to launch the Elizabethan adventure. Then he changed costumes and temperaments to become Thomas Pope, a positively Falstaffian member of the Bards Globe Theatre and Widges most memorable mentor. Helm may be best remembered for his bravura performance of dozens of roles in Reps Fully Committed. We also thought highly of his Beatty in Fahrenheit 451 last year.