Tell me a little bit about your character. The character I play, Jesse Kiplinger, is a "famous Hollywood Producer" reuniting with his high school sweetheart after 17 years. He's a little full of himself and is sure he can seduce her with his constant declaration that she is the only decent, un-phony, uncorrupt woman left in the world. Of course the alcohol he plies her with doesn't hurt either.
What were some of the challenges for you in working on this piece? Playing in a two-person scene is challenging in the fact that you really have to rely on one other person besides yourself. I was worried about that at first. Luckily, that worry disappeared after one rehearsal with Shelagh Roberts. Shelagh's comic timing is a joy to watch. I find myself inwardly laughing during every rehearsal.
What do you hope audiences will take away from this play? "Plaza Suite" is one of those plays where audiences can really just sit back, relax, and enjoy more than a few good laughs. When the audience leaves this show, I really think they'll be walking away with a smile that just won't stop.
Plaza Suite will be playing at LTA June 14 - July 5. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thelittletheatre.com