Martin Swan first saw Jodie Seales at The Niagara Playhouse in South Jersey. The young, aspiring actress portrayed Aunt Abby Brewster in a stage production of Arsenic And Old Lace.
Federal Agent Swan was just a face in the crowd.
The cast removed wigs, glasses and other head-dress at curtain call. Jodie’s blond curls tumbled out. Bright floods illuminated her face as she lifted from her curtsey, and Martin Swan went over the falls – without the barrel.