Meet the Cast - Charlotte & Elise

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We recently took some time to talk with two of the tough-as-nails cast members of Brewed, Tympanic member Charlotte Mae Ellison and Ruckus's own Elise Mayfield.
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What’s your name, and what on EARTH are you doing here?

I'm Charlotte Mae Ellison and I'm playing Collette!

How did you find yourself to being a part of Brewed?

Well, I'm one of them crazy Tympaniacs, and thus I took part in a small reading of the play that we did for both companies during the season-picking process. I was then asked to audition, and now, I have the distinct pleasure of playing the deliciously clueless Collette!

 What about this play (if anything) excites you?

So many things. So many! Seven fully-realized women's roles, a story about the love-hate relationships that only exist amongst families, a play peppered with ritual and mystique, and an opportunity for the aforementioned women to express their emotions through physical fighting.

Also, have to holler at the cast and crew - I couldn't imagine a better directing, production, design or acting team.

What about this play (if anything) scares you?

Honestly, how cruel we can be, especially to the people we love the most. Scott so beautifully encapsulates this in an honest, exciting, and (you better believe it) hilarious way. 

 If your character was a professional wrestler or fighter, what would her signature move be?

I think Collette would get a huge kick out of jumping off the ropes and landing on people. Those few seconds of flight through the air would be her greatest joy!

 In five words or less, why should people come see Brewed?

Babes, Barsotti, Bahow, and Blood.

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What’s your name, and what on EARTH are you doing here?

Hi! I'm Elise Mayfield, and I'm the Publicity Manager for The Ruckus. I'm also playing "Lee" in Brewed. (I decided to go practical rather than existential on this one...right?)

How did you find yourself being a part of Brewed?

Well, I read for the role of Lee several times when The Ruckus and Tympanic were deciding on producing this play. I loved reading for Lee, so I auditioned for the role and was thrilled to be cast.

What about this play (if anything) excites you?

So much! This cast is absolutely dynamic; every time we run the show, it's different and better than the last time. We're creating a multi-faceted family. You get to see the good and bad sides of every character. It's a true ensemble show and it's amazing to feel like we're truly all in this together.

Also, two words: Blood. Packs.

What about this play (if anything) scares you?

I'd be lying if I said that the fighting in the show doesn't scare me a little bit. Maybe I missed out on some scrapping during my childhood or something, but I'm not really acting during fights in the show. Those are actual gasps and cringes.

Also, I'm playing both the romantic interest and the comic relief character at the same time. And to top it off, Lee's in a lesbian relationship too! How often does that happen?! I'm pretty nervous about smooching Susan every night, but I've been stockpiling breath mints so it should be okay.

If your character was a professional wrestler or fighter, what would her signature move be?

Duck and Cover.

In five words or less, why should people come see Brewed?

Females. Ferocity. Fights. Fright. Family.

Brewed is now showing at Theater Wit through March 24, Thurs-Sun.  Get your tickets here and don't delay! 

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