The Egg Play
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Stephen Frothingham
July 27, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I was in high school, I started dating theater girls because I was fascinated by the thought of performing on stage. I just never thought I could do it so I lived vicariously through these girls I dated. I think I always knew that I wanted to act. It just took me being single to get up the courage to commit to the idea and turn that idea into a reality.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
When I read the script for "The Egg Play" the lyrical flow and poetry combined with realism fascinated me and I knew I had to be involved with it, so clearly this involved me going to FringeNYC therefore it was a no brainer for me. I also wanted to be a part of FringeNYC because I know its going to be an amazing festival to network with people, and see new works.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
The nature of the show with its overlapping text and stories makes it a type of show you have to see more than once if you want to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. I think the audience will talk about it long after its over because even not considering the experimental way it is written, the subject matters of fertility, infidelity and relationships are always engrossing topics and will keep people talking.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Smart because it is intelligent, has uniquely structured text that flows like music and it is a surprisingly comedic piece of work.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
People can't afford to miss FringeNYC because they'll get to see a plethora of vibrant new works, shocking experimental theatre and rich unapologetic dramas which could very well change their life. The combination of bold new shows you can watch such as "The Egg Play" over the course of the Festival are endless. You won't regret coming to this spectacular showcase.