It was after Newton High School's dress rehearsal for 'Camelot', probably around 9 at night, many years ago. Gil Bickum, Mark Golub, the stars of the show, and some of the other members of the cast and orchestra were in Mark Golub's old '45 Chrysler, driving along Washington Street in Newtonville.
One of the City's Finest pulled the car over. (The car was missing a headlight, apparently.)
"Okay," barked the officer as he shone his flashlight into their faces. "What are your names? You, the driver . ."
"And you, young lady?"
"Don't get wise with me, sister. What's your real name?"
That's what you get for growing up Armenian-American in Newton, Massachusetts . . .