The Talent Behind Blueberry Toast! Part 3

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We are so excited to feature another wonderful actor and designer for Blueberry Toast. Read on to learn a bit about them and why you should see our newest show! AllieL_HSTympanic: What's your name and who are you in Blueberry Toast?

Allie: Hey!  I'm Allie Long and I'm playing Barb in Blueberry Toast.

Tympanic: What drew you to the script?

Allie: Where do I even begin?  I was drawn to the script on many levels.  The presentation of the story was the biggest draw for me.  I found it fascinating the way Mary presents the reality that kids see, hear and feel EVERYTHING that their parents do, whether the parents are aware of this fact or not.  Though instead of writing a sob story, she presents this physical manifestation of a marriage falling apart and conveys the carnage it reeks on every member of the family.  Also, in my heart, I love to do plays with massive amounts of physicality and violence.

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?

Allie: Ooooh, let's talk ideal breakfast.  Diner eggs over-easy with buttered sourdough toast to dip, along with sausage links and hash browns with ketchup.  To drink, coffee with a splash of cream, ice water and fresh squeezed orange juice.  Also, I would not be mad if some one offered me a bite of his/her cinnamon roll or well syrup-ed blueberry pancakes or waffles for dessert.  Yea...I've thought deeply about this.  Was I supposed to say Blueberry Toast?

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

Allie: Other than blood, sweat and tears?  I'd have to say many failed attempts at blueberry compote in rehearsal.  There were some saaaaaad pieces of toast that were tossed.

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Allie: If you've ever been in a relationship or part of a family, this is a show you should definitely see.  We put into action all of the frustrations and heartache one has ever felt while being in a relationship, and let me tell you, it's a pretty cathartic experience.  I hope the audience will enjoy watching it as much as I enjoy performing it.

 

Erin Altekruse HSTympanic: What's your name and what drew you to become a costume designer?

Erin: My name is Erin Altekruse and I am the Stage Manager for Blueberry Toast

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

Erin: I first read the script and thought "OH MY! This is going to be great! The clean up will be horrible but it will be worth it." 

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?

Erin: My ideal breakfast would be chocolate chip pancakes with fresh fruit on top. Strawberries or blackberries being my choice fruits. And coffee. LOTS OF COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Erin: I put hot sauce on toast once. It was FANTASTIC. 

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Erin: If you love Game of Thrones, Dateline, or any crime show - see it. 

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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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