1) Name, year/age, major
Mary Franke Senior/23, Major: Theatre Minor: Musical Theatre
2) What part do you play?
3) Tell us a bit about this process.
This process has been exhilarating from day one. We jumped into scene work the very first day, starting wearing rehearsal pieces and using props, and continued to build and play off one another each night in rehearsal.
4) What’s the most exciting thing about your character?
Blanche is such a complex character full of every single color and element. There is so much to constantly explore and discover!
5) What’re some of the biggest challenges you’re facing with this character and the show?
While being such a complex character is fascinating it can also be difficult. Making sure that Blanche’s journey through out the show has a clear and steady progression is key. Thankfully with the help of the direction team, production team, and my cast members I have been finding my path.
6) Anything you’d like to tell Arts Alive patrons and readers?
Williams wrote a perfect script and it has been an honor getting the chance to work on it. Please come and enjoy a beautiful piece of theatre!
[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]
We’re almost there, folks! Stay tuned for an in-depth look at tech, some great behind-the-scenes pictures, and a final farewell from the cast and your loyal dramaturg.
Remember, everyone, tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire are on sale!
Click on over here to purchase/reserve your tickets. The show opens Friday, April 13th and runs through Sunday, April 22nd.
Come for opening night and the alumni reception, catch a matinee performance, or see the final theatre performance on the Mullady stage! I’ll be there for opening night and on Friday the 20th. Hope to see you then!
And remember: Thursday, April 12th is a Preview performance, and tickets are half price! Call or email the LUC Box Office (773.508.3847 or email@example.com) for details!