Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Luke Darnell

Name: Luke Darnell

Hometown: I was actually born/spent my first few years in NYC but consider Morristown, NJ my hometown.

Education: Studied at Worth-Tyrrell Studios School Of Performing Arts (my parents' business) in Morristown, NJ, and other studios in NYC and Los Angeles. Currently studying at Matthew Corzine Studio, NYC.

Who do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Nelson Olmsted, host of "Thirty Minutes Behind The Walls", the radio show that made the Goree Girls famous.

Describe your character in three words: opportunistic radio guy

Tell us about The Goree All-Girl String Band: It's a unique story, based on actual events, featuring and exciting original country/folk/bluegrass score played by a superb cast of actor/musicians.

Describe The Goree All-Girl String Band in three words: Girls kick ass.

What instruments do you play in the show?: Mandolin and upright bass, so far.

What's your favorite country song?: "Big River" by Johnny Cash

Who's your favorite country artist of all time?: Johnny Cash

What is your favorite moment in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: When they appear on the radio show for the first time. Will they succeed, will they flop? Come and find out!

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Goree team?: Getting to work with such a talented, dedicated cast and creative team on an original piece of theatre as it continues to take shape.

Why is this show important now?: It's a story of female empowerment set in a time when there wasn't much of that...the fact that they did what they did while in prison makes their accomplishment that much more impressive.

Why should we come see The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Same answer as "Tell us about..." :-)