June 7, 2010

The Cast Comment on Cliffhanger by James Yaffe!

Peggy Wrightson comments on her role: “Let’s face it, I love being on stage. This is just another chance to suspend reality. My role in this play is very critical and is great fun to play. If I knew being evil could be so much fun, I wouldn't have spent so much of my life trying to be good!”

Kingsley Owen comments on his role: “Once I began to learn the role, I came to realize that I have a lot of Henry's personality traits and so I've put them to use. I tend to have my head in the clouds and ignore practicalities. I am outspoken in my theories but can be persuaded to change them. This ambivalence in Henry gives rise to both suspense and humour. While this play is an 'audience pleaser' it's not so simple to perform. It's a mystery and so the actor has to remember what he knows and what he doesn't know at any given moment in time in order to react appropriately. And, at 76 I'm 12 years older than Henry but I'm hoping the audience won't notice.”