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There's No Such Thing as a Normal Family. Right?

 

Meet the real Islanders. 

Those of this Island (that is not, transplanted or shipwrecked here) are...how shall we say it....a little quirky. We love them anyway, and audiences do too! They've been raising the roof nightly at the Connelly and courting some impressive shout-outs from reviewers.

 

 Virginia Donohoe (Timandra)

Q. PictureWhere did you grow up?
A. Mankato, Minnesota

Q. Where did you go to college?
A. 
 Undergrad: Marquette University in Milwaukee,WI. Woot!
Grad: MFA, Case Western Reserve University/The Cleveland Playhouse.

Q. What is the funniest part of Island?
A. I think ANYTIME the bumbling constables do ANYTHING it's hilarious.

Q. What about your character do you relate to the most?
A. I am very, very close to my charming and lovely sisters in real life, so the conjoined twin thing is not too much of a stretch. Though the Donohoe girls do a lot less axe-wielding and man-chasing than Timandra and Phrynia.

 

Adam Patterson (Aaron)

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Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Raleigh, NC

Q. Where did you go to college?
A. 
 Emerson College (Boston, MA)

Q. What is the funniest part of Island?
A. The family of witches. Most of my scenes are opposite them and I have an incredibly hard time not cracking up mid-scene. Those girls are killing it, and never gets old.

Q. What about your character do you relate to the most?
A. 
We both have a penchant for getting in trouble when we are confused about what exactly is going on.

Q. Funniest onstage moment. Go. 
A. This past summer, I played Laertes in a production of Hamlet. The night before closing, the actor playing Claudius got a little gassy during the final scene. At that point he, Gertrude, Hamlet and I were all corpses onstage. Corpses, that is, until Claudius let one rip right after Horatio said, "Now cracks a noble heart." We all got the giggles, and it only got worse when we smelled how truly rank his offense really was. While stifling our laughter, all four of us moved at one point or another. Just zombies at what should have been the somber button to end a tragedy. Ridiculous.

 

Leigh Williams (Asnath)

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Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Oceanside NY (on Long Island) and Dallas TX.

Q. Where did you go to college?
A. 
  I went to Cornell University for undergrad and studied theatre.  And I got my M.F.A. from Case Western/Cleveland Play House.

Q. What is the funniest part of Island?
A. 
I enjoy Martext and his crew of misfits.  I am also very fond of my girls Timandra and Phrynia (Virginia Donohoe and Liz Neptune).  And Melissa Carlisle-Price (Rosaline) makes me laugh whenever she does or says anything.

Q. What about your character do you relate to the most?
A. We're both romantics with minor anger issues

Q. Funniest onstage moment?
A.  I was once in a play that was a murder mystery, and in the last scene, my character tries to shoot herself in the head out of desperation. The script calls for the sound of a gunshot and for her to crumple so that it seems she has succeeded, though it turns out it was just a blank in the gun. Well, one night, the sound effect did not happen, and my scene partner and I improvised an entirely different ending to the play. Good times.

Q. Know any good limericks?
A. No, but I'll write one!

There once was a girl from Long Island.
When young, she heard songs by Neil Diamond.
And later in life
In times of great strife
She's always put Sweet Caroline on.

 

Elizabeth Neptune (Phrynia)

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Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Aurora, CO.

Q. Where did you go to college?
A. NYU

Q. What is the funniest part of Island?
A. The car chase.

Q. What about your character do you relate to the most?
A. Probably all the incest.