The long road of creating the world has come to an end. With the show opening tomorrow, the cast and crew spent one final rehearsal learning the ways of the world. Before you see Eve take the first bite of the apple on stage, let’s hear some more memories that happened backstage.
Conrad Bianco (Raphael) remembers being amazed at Andreas O’Rourke (Adam) and Ruthy Stapleton (Eve) as they rehearsed their lines by speed reading and eating potato chips during rehearsals.
Amy Ellefson (Assistant Stage Manager) dubbed Ruthy as the poster child for ‘Wardrobe Malfunctions.’
Jamie Williams (Lucifer) proudly labeled herself the ‘Diva’ of the group saying she drove folks nuts, but she did it all for the show.
Conrad says his favorite moment was a cast discussion during the first week of rehearsal on how big corporations are destroying humans.
Rebecca Rocereto (Azrael) enjoyed seeing Eric Armstrong become God. He embraced his role, and she’s sure the audience will be completely caught up in his disappointment after Adam and Eve ate the apple.
And so with that, rehearsals come to an end. Tomorrow is the beginning of the world…and other business. Well, at least in the R-ACT theater it’s all beginning tomorrow when the curtain opens.
When you watch a movie, do you ever ask friends what their favorite part was? Well, it’s the same in theater. Audiences often talk about their favorite lines, characters, and moments of a play. In fact, actors work hard to make sure you have favorites…and sometimes that you despise parts or characters too.
Now we can’t predict your thoughts on the show or what may be your favorites, but the actors of The Creation of the World and Other Business shared some of their favorite lines. As always, these are just teasers so don’t expect to gain plot backgrounds. Join us at the show to hear these and many more…
“Oh for crying out loud.”
“She can’t be God because, because…”
"Why, the past is always changing - nobody remembers anything. But the future can no more be turned away then the light flowing off the moon."
While looking at his watch, “Lord, Notre Dame isn't for 6000 years.”
“You musn’t make a creature that looks like you or you’ll never let me kill them.”
“I’m the greatest thing that ever happened.”
R-ACT takes on the dramatic production of Creation of the World and Other Business this weekend. The cast and crew agree that this show will likely have everyone in the audience experiencing all ranges of emotion while enticing you to think about the why’s, what’s, and how’s.
Director, Mike Nelson, shares that while all theater begins with the same preparation and analysis, dramatic productions soon shift focus. The actors work on creating sincere emotional moments as opposed to working the timing of comedic bits. “Creation, if we do it right, will have people run the whole gambit of emotions, from silly to anger to intense sadness, celebration to pain to enlightenment.”
Rebecca Rocereto (Azrael) shares, “I want people to think, to see both sides of the coin. God with so much love, but strong in what he wanted for the world. Lucifer, wanting to "help" but not doing it so well. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, going from the innocence and ignorant to knowing hurt, pain, loss and love.”
Conrad Bianco (Raphael) hopes the audience will see the production “is a story and not how the earth was created.”
This show is all about the emotion. As Nelson puts it, “I think we better have a bunch of Kleenex available. This cast is tearing it up!”