We have 3 shows left to our 9-show run of Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC). While we are officially sold out, standby patrons nearly always get in. Note that it is a 7:30 PM curtain.
Our director, Molly Ballerstein, answered our Q&A about the show... read on!
Favorite line from the play, and why.
Tongue In Cheek Theater produces thought-provoking comedies and my favorite line from this play goes along with that. Every read of the play as well as every time I hear Brittany Anikka Liu as Avery say, "You can't like sex AND campfires?" I laugh.
The line may be masked in comedy but it strikes at a question most humans struggle with at one point in their lives and the characters in this play are no different. Some, such as Avery, are having these thoughts for the first time while others, Alice and Catherine, have been discussing this question for twenty-five years. For me, really what Avery's question is asking is, "Can't we find love/a relationship/a partner (however you chose to define or not define romance and sex in your life) that fulfills us sexually and meets our long-term needs?" That mixed with a little, "How do we define when is too early for sex between two partners?"
If you could swap lives with another living person, who would it be, and why?
For a large chunk of my years as a child and pre-teen, I dreamed of becoming the first female President of the United States. At this moment in time I would absolutely swap lives with Hillary Clinton so I could (knock on wood) experience that dream. To be the woman that really has that moment in the United States when we show American girls that they should dream of being politicians just as much as artists, teachers, lawyers, and CEOS, when we show the world that we too can be lead by a woman, can have the face and voice of the nation be female would be absolutely amazing.
Favorite specialty cocktail? How's it made?
A Dark 'n' Stormy.
2 ounces Dark Rum
4 ounces Ginger Beer
Combine rum and ginger beer in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice and stir. Serve with a lime wedge.