The Cast and Crew of Paper City Phoenix! #4

Meredith Ernst HS
Meredith Ernst HS

We recently spoke with another actor in Paper City Phoenix. Read on to learn a bit about her and why you should see this fantastic show!Tympanic: What’s your name and who are you in Paper City Phoenix?

Meredith: I'm Meredith Ernst, and love to answer this question. I play Agent Lindsay Sykes. She loves rules, and her job. Her partner is Agent Steve Monroe, who is pretty much the opposite. She gets to play the Bad Cop out of the partnership, and can kick the crap out of anyone using logic or physical force. She just recently got moved into the position she has now, and wants ascend, career-wise. She is incredibly smart, tough, and resourceful. In terms of the second act, I fear that if I explain anything, it will give too much away. I play "The Internet." That's all you get! What happens to Sykes? Come to the show to find out. :)

Tympanic: What drew you to the script?

Meredith: When I read it, I said to myself, "How in the world would we be able to pull this off?" I love challenges like that, and experiences where you aren't certain of what you're about to embark upon, or create.

Tympanic: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?

Meredith: OH, jeez. Ok. Though I don't think this is actually the best power, I would really love the ability to fly. It would be so fun, and I wouldn't have to use the CTA. Also, if I fell, I'd be able to catch myself. (Not that I fall a lot, or anything...) (iT'S FINE)

Tympanic: How would you communicate with others if social media didn't exist?

Meredith: Smoke signal. Just kidding. Though I do love the ease of social media and technology, if they did not exist, it would require a lot more effort to contact someone else, and it might mean more. :) I love writing letters, and receiving letters.

Tympanic: Why should people see Paper City Phoenix?

Meredith: It reminds us how important PEOPLE are, and how invaluable reaching out personally is. Technology is helpful, yes. But look up from it. But make time for those in your life, especially when they reach out and need it. Try search for and reach an understanding, even when you least want to. Show them the respect of meeting face to face. Be brave.


Paper City Phoenixby Walt McGoughdirected by Rebecca Willingham

April 15tthrough May 8th Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 8 p.m.

The Alley Stage (4147 N. Broadway St.)

Get your tickets here!