Meet the Talent Behind Blueberry Toast!

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We were very fortunate to sit down and speak with one of our actors and one of our designers for Blueberry Toast. Read on to learn a bit about them and why you should see our newest show! Sergio Soltero HSTympanic: What's your name and who are you in Blueberry Toast?

Sergio: My name is Sergio. I'm the understudy for Walter. If everything goes according to plan I will never perform for an audience other than my stuffed animals and my Precious Moments collection. Haha!

Tympanic: What drew you to the script?

Sergio: I really love this script and Mary Laws has a great voice - hey, I was just kidding about the whole 'stuffed animals and precious moments' thing. You know that, right? Please don't post that.

Tympanic: What would be your ideal breakfast? OR If you could only eat one thing for breakfast for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sergio: Huh? I don't really eat breakfast. Look, I really need you to not post-

Tympanic: What's the weirdest thing you've ever put on toast?

Sergio: So you're just going to ignore me?

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Sergio:...It's fun for the whole family?

 

SOWHITETympanic: What's your name and what drew you to become a props designer?

Eric: My name is Robert Eric Shoemaker, and I'm the props designer for BLUEBERRY TOAST! Excited about it. I first started props design in college, for one production (THE PHYSICISTS) and about a year after that joined the Redtwist Theatre staff as props manager. Since, I've been designing props off and on for a few years, along with my directing and writing gigs.

Tympanic: What inspiration did you draw from for the design in Blueberry Toast?

Eric: BLUEBERRY TOAST is a wild ride, so many of the accents I'm adding are attempts to color and accentuate the wildness. I'm inspired by the violence of edibles in the play, and tried to incorporate versatility into the items I found.

Tympanic: What would be your ideal breakfast? OR If you could only eat one thing for breakfast for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Eric: Ideal breakfast is breakfast all the time- best type of meal. I'm big on Southern traditional foods, so biscuits and gravy would be at the top of the list. I'd definitely try the blueberry toast, though.

Tympanic: What's the weirdest thing you've ever put on toast?

Eric: Sorghum molasses. That shit is strange. #consistency

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Eric: Come for the humor, stay for the violence. Dat toast is dark, yo. But seriously, it's a shocking play that grabs you by the neck and pulls you in close. And then laughs in your face. And then wipes away your tears. You won't leave without feeling something.

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Blueberry Toast by Mary Laws directed by Michael Carnow*

February 13th through March 13th Previews begin Thursday, February 11th Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Athenaeum Theatre Studio One (2936 N. Southport Ave.) Tickets $20 general, $15 students/industry/seniors

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