Friday, December 7, 2012

Kiki Time with...Michael Axelrod

Name: Michael Axelrod

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education: B.S. in Theater and Asian Studies from Skidmore College

What is a kiki?:
A party to end all parties- uninhibited fun without any worries or boundaries.

Tell us about Restoration Comedy:
This play is pure fun.  It's about love in all it's forms and expressions, and even if sometimes we have to struggle for it, love finds its rightful path.  Combining that with witty dialogue, physical humor and popping dance numbers, it's a night of exuberance you can't help but get out of your seat and dance for.  (The bottomless punch bowl doesn't hurt!)

Describe Restoration Comedy in 3 words: Raucous, exhilarating, joy.

Who do you play in Restoration Comedy?: I play Snap, the exasperated but wily servant to Loveless, one of the protagonists.  He is a classic fool, trying to show Loveless the error of his ways while still having some fun at his expense.

What’s the most outrageous costume you wear in Restoration Comedy?:
As a part of the Tailor's posse, I sport a curly blond wig along with itty-bitty black pants and looooong stockings.  I've never felt sexier!

Which cast member is the naughtiest?:
I'd say Anthony- there's always a twinkle in his eye that shows he's up to something!

Sexiest?: Rosa!  She is effortlessly gorgeous.

Most likely to deceive?: Greg…the best stealth masseuse I've ever encountered!

What is your signature dance move?: A combination between a duck walk and a malfunctioning robot.

What Scissor Sisters song would best describe you?:  Really tough question…"Fire with Fire" is the first one that comes to mind.

Why should we come see Restoration Comedy?:
This is a shared experience-all of us want to share the amazing feeling of joy we have had working on this play with you.  Leave your worries at the door and come party with us!

photo courtesy of Aaron Zebrock