Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - meet cast member Dave Wright

Tell us about your character.
My character is basically me, so I guess I can tell you a little about David Wright, according to Wikepedia.  Wright was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the oldest of four sons of Rhon, a police officer in the Norfolk Police Department, and Elisa Wright.  He was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Wright attended Hickory High School in Chesapeake.  Wright was the 2001 Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year.  Wright also earned All-State honors in 1999, 2000, and 2001 and was named Virginia All-State Player of the Year in 2001.  Over his four-year career at Hickory, Wright hit .438 with 13 home runs and 90 RBIs.  Wright planned to attend Georgia Tech and major in engineering.  Wright is of Scots-Irish descent.

What were some of the challenges you faced in working on this show?
A big challenge is trying to make sure you capture the humor of the show while still remaining faithful to the Shakespearean text.  Also, being a man of larger carriage, just making it through the show is a win for me.

What do you hope audiences take away from this show?
A new appreciation for Shakespeare that can be passed on to younger generations ... as well as the possibility of sharing the stage with Mets third baseman David Wright.


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