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Interview with our Don Pedro, RJ Foster

Role in the show?

Don Pedro

Brief background?

I'm originally from Baltimore and have lived in NYC for about 14 years. I've worked regionally, Off-Broadway, and television. The majority of my theatre work has been with Shakespeare.

Favorite Shakespeare play and why?

Can't do just one. So I'll go favorite tragedy, comedy, and history. For tragedy, I'll go Titus Andronicus because it's just crazy. I'll go Much Ado for my favorite comedy because it kinda of got me into Shakespeare. For my history play, you can't go wrong with Richard III.

Two words to describe Much Ado?

Funny Love

What kind of preparation did you do for the role?

Read the play. Then read the play again. Then tried to memorize my lines. Very very in depth stuff.

What makes this adaptation different from another Shakespeare play you’ve been in?

I would say directly addressing modern technology the way the show is trying to do is something of a theme that I haven't encounter in any prior productions of Shakespeare I have been in before.

What is the most difficult aspect of your role or the play?

The shoes.