Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Education: Sarah Lawrence College '12
What is a kiki?: A floor thumping thigh slapping balls out shindig.
Tell us about Restoration Comedy: It is a jolly, sexy collision of two time periods. The intersection of their figurative Venn diagram is sexuality, and the play examines how we repress, indulge, vilify and exalt it. The result is all-inclusive and accepting. There are as many different strokes as there are folks.
Describe Restoration Comedy in 3 words: Candied soul poultice
Who do you play in Restoration Comedy?: Sly the hunchback, servant to Ned Worthy
What’s the most outrageous costume you wear in Restoration Comedy?: As Sly, I wear a huge, hooded, bat wing inspired cape with a ratty brown wig and eyepatch. Underneath is the smart vest/blouse/trousers combo trademark to all of Mr. Worthy's servants.
Which cast member is the naughtiest?: Bonnie Milligan. Good lord can she play naughty. She keeps it under control offstage, but the ticket is truly worth it if only to see her turn it out.
Sexiest?: Emily Brown. Her singing voice could domesticate a god.
Most likely to deceive?: Restoration characters are most often defined by their names, so I'm afraid it's me.
What is your signature dance move?: Any manner of shuffle. I am very large and dance floors are often crowded.
What Scissor Sisters song would best describe you?: “I Don't Feel Like Dancing”. I'm not sure if it describes me but I love it to absolute death and that's my answer.
Why should we come see Restoration Comedy?: The cast, the costumes, the set, the music, the lights, the script and Ed's fantastic vision brought to life. The atmosphere he's fixed to create is infectious. All humankind is welcomed and treated as family.
|photo courtesy of Aaron Zebrock|