Being a Social Creature: Mr. Brown

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We had a chance to speak with Martel Manning, one of the actor's in Social Creatures. Make sure to read to the end to see why he wanted to be a part of this production and why you should be part of the audience! Tympanic: Who are you in Social Creatures?

Martel: I play Mr. Brown. The late addition to the group.

Tympanic: What drew you to the script?

Martel: The script was really well sold to me by Nathan and Dan (the Director and Artistic Director of the company respectively). Personally I was really interested in the commentary that Drury made in this piece. As an actor, the text is formatted in a very specific way. So finding how to play around with that was very exciting.

Tympanic: If you could only take one thing with you into an Apocalypse, what would it be?

Martel: A very good knife.

Tympanic: Are you a Horror Fan?/ Got any favorites?

Martel: I'm not particularly a horror fan. But one of my favorites is Alien. That movie is creepy and it stuck with me my whole life.

Tympanic: Why should people see Social Creatures?

Martel: Because the audience is right in the action. And because it's surprisingly funny. The plays creepiness is nicely juxtaposed with jokes.

 

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Social Creatures by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by Nathan Robbel

Oct 31 – Nov 16 @ the Den Fri – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 3pm

Get tickets HERE!

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