Tongue in Cheek's 33rd production opens in exactly a week, on Wed, Oct. 26 @ 7:30 PM and we'd love it if you caught one of our 9 performances!
Dates: Wed-Sun Oct. 26-30 and Wed-Sat Nov. 2-5 @ 7:30 PM
Venue: The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Tickets: $18 at www.tictheater.com or call 1-800-838-3006
The show is about three friends from grad school who reunite in their forties, and latent desire and drinking make for an interesting brew between them. Actress Tracilyn Jones plays the show's star, Catherine Croll, whose academic career is the envy of all her friends. We asked the talented Traci a few questions about being a part of this production.
What, if anything, do you and Catherine have in common?
Initially, I thought Catherine and I were nothing alike.
I can say in 5 words what takes her 100. I like to simplify rather than elaborate. Granted, my thoughts might be a novel, but most of the time, I say very little. The word "Feminism" is not in my lexicon. Not that I don't care, it's just not my go-to subject. I hate horror films. I think they're stupid.
But, on the flip side, every role I've done finds me at the right time in my life, and the more I delve into Catherine's life and work ethic, I see some overlap.
As a self-portrait artist, if I were to paint Catherine, our organs would be the same colors: royal blue, gem tones, and red. Red is always easy to work with as a painter because it conjures up pain, blood, and the opposite, LOVE. I am drawn to her passionate preparation for a lecture; it's the same as my staying up all night adding high gloss shine to an art piece with a toothpick. In this way, we are two peas in a pod, swimming--maybe drowning--in our life's work.
Favorite line in the play?
Don says to Gwen, "Go get happy."
This reminds me of my favorite spoken words of all time, by Morgan Freeman's character in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.
He says, "Get busy living, or get busy dying. Goddamn right!"
Most every character in this show drinks, A LOT. Favorite cocktail?
Here's my Bad Ass Margarita recipe. (It's like a crime scene, it's so bad. Like CSI-David Caruso-Miami crime scene!)
1.5 oz Casadores Tequila
.5 oz Grand Marnier
2 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz agave syrup
.5 oz orange juice
2 slices muddled jalapenos
(Shake hard in a metal tin and strain into a sea salt rim martini glass.)
Thanks, Traci! Get your tickets now!