Friday, May 9, 2014

The Gospel According to...Ned Riseley

Name: Ned Riseley

Hometown: Marion, MA

Education: Brown University

Who do you play in The Mysteries?: I'm in the Angel Chorus.

Tell us about The Mysteries: It's 50 plays, 48 playwrights, the entire Bible from Creation to the Last Judgment, plus singing and food!

Describe The Mysteries in three words: Crimson Space Jam.

What's the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?: At one point I wear a neon painted mummy costume under a purple choir robe.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?: Dodo the Ahohite, descendant of Issachar.

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?: Angel Addie Horan, the Bass Guitar Angel, would make a stoic and reliable royal scribe.

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?: Angel Rebeca Rad is leading some kind of spiritual movement, and I've joined.

Most likely to become an angel?: Julie Anne Earls.

Most likely to hear voices in their head?: Julia Anrather is often giggling conspiratorially. About what, no one knows.

Who's the most spiritual?: I've read "Siddhartha", so you tell me,!

On the 8th day god said_____: "What do you guys think about the name 'Jesus' for a boy?"

Are you going to heaven or hell?:
I'm going to South's.

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?: Sloth!

What's the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?:
The neon mummy costume underneath the purple choir robe.

What's your favorite moment from The Mysteries?: "The Transfiguration" by Billy Porter.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: Undertaking and completing such an ambitious evening is rewarding every single night, and that's in large part because the team is so awesome and generous. Also, the leftover baklava.

Why should we come see The Mysteries?: Because if you don't, God will know.