1) Name, year/age, major
Nick Hess. Junior/20. Theatre and Communications.
2) What part do you play?
Harold Mitchell (Mitch)
3) Tell us a bit about this process.
This process has been very exciting and seems to be happening very quickly. The fact that all the actors were off book when rehearsal started meant that we had more time to play. We have been able to make stronger connections more quickly, which is good because that’s really what this show is about.
4) What’s the most exciting thing about your character?
What I like most about Mitch is that he’s NOT Stanley. Mitch is the only real gentleman in this play’s world and finding how that manifests itself has been incredible. Many people perceive Mitch as passive because he doesn’t act like Stanley, but I don’t think that’s true. Mitch is very active just much more well mannered
5) What’re some of the biggest challenges you’re facing with this character and the show?
I think the biggest challenge we’re facing with this show is that everyone has seen the Brando movie and knows that as A Streetcar Named Desire. Our show isn’t that, it can’t be. We still have to be as honest as possible with it to make it real, but we also have to know that people will come in with preconceptions.
6) Anything you’d like to tell Arts Alive patrons and readers?
Come! Bring your friends and families! This show will definitely be worth your time. Thank you so much, in advance, for your support.
[Dramaturgical Note: The thoughts and views expressed in these profiles are those of the actors, and should always be read with their trademark senses of humor and personality in mind]