Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Gospel According to...Jessie MacBeth

Name: Jessie MacBeth

Hometown: Bridgewater, MA

Muhlenberg College

Who do you play in The Mysteries?:

Tell us about The Mysteries:
It's a pretty insane show with incredible transitions and presents many of the controversial questions the Bible poses.  

Describe The Mysteries in three words: making out, exposed, immersive

What's the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?: the mummy costume I wear while playing a lesbian heroin addict with the lovely Brittane.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?: Mary Magdalene.

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?:
Matt Cox. For sure.

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?: Ned Rise to the top.

Most likely to become an angel?: Captain Bovee.

Most likely to hear voices in their head?:
Xan. Absolutely. haha

Who's the most spiritual?: Rebecca Rad!

On the 8th day god said_____: I need to invent cookies.

Are you going to heaven or hell?: Heaven!

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?: either envy or gluttony.

What's the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?: Probably the Ascension. Enough said.

What's your favorite moment from The Mysteries?: It varies pretty much every night. Which is one of the great things about this show. You will absolutely find something that will make you laugh, and make you cry. I involuntarily start tearing up in multiple scenes. It has nothing to do with how religious you are, or how spiritual, its about the human condition and how powerful sacrifice can truly be. That being said, the sequence between Abraham, Hagar, Ishmael, Sarah, etc is one of my favorites.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: Being a part of the company. Everyone is so incredibly talented, but also giving and humble. Especially being part of the Angel chorus. We all have each other's backs. Its been a really long, exhausting process, but I've never been this unfiltered with a cast in my life. I really feel supported from all ends.

Why should we come see The Mysteries?:
Well, the baklava is killer. But actually, I had four pieces and couldn't move for the rest of the night. So delicious. You should come. You will absolutely leave changed. If not by the show itself, the hospitality and the atmosphere will leave an impact. There's literally nothing like it.