I am going to miss all these precious little characters. They're like Elizabethan Poly Pocket. Tonight begins the very last week of HER MAJESTY'S WILL at Lifeline Theatre, and believe me y'all they're a company you really want to work with. We have had so much fun, I've loved every second. So! Last chance to have a romp around with William Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe and the gang!
This girl is delightfully adorable and loves Chorus. I get it, I love Chorus, too.
"There was a character who was the Chorus (Heather Chrisler) who was basically the guide to the story and talked to the audience about what characters were thinking. It is very Elizabethan to have a Chorus, which is another thing they used to make the story clearer and show where scenes take place. I wish they had given the Chorus more to do, though, because I felt like it would have been nice to see more of a relationship established between her and Shakespeare because then the ending, when they are sad to see each other go, would have made more sense to me. I think it would have been helpful to have had another female actor so that they could establish more what each female character's role in the story was. She was good at playing different parts and distinguishing each one from the other, but I still think it would have been helpful to have another female actor to give the other one more time to play the Chorus."
More press here!
And both the PerformInk and the Tribune have been really nice to me!
"Heather Chrisler especially holds her own as the only woman in the cast, playing the chorus/narrator, a pair of very different pub maids and a lady-in-waiting to the queen, who doesn't rely upon her corset to stand proud." -Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
"The ensemble does a solid job of embodying the numerous characters required to tell this story, especially Heather Chrisler, who, as the lone female in the show, stays busy, while also serving as the chorus, or narrator, helping move us from place to place, giving emotional insight and filling in plot holes." -Abigail Trabue, PerformInk
Cat's out of the bag! I'm so thrilled to playing the young woman in MACHINAL for Greenhouse Theater Center, which is a play you were probably supposed to read in undergrad. I'm so excited (and terrified) to get my hands on this classic mad woman of the American Theatre. If you don't remember it's Sophie Treadwell's 1928 HANDMAID'S TALE level horrifying play based of the execution of murderess, Ruth Snyder. So...that's super happy. Can't wait!
Her Majesty's Will is one of TimeOut Chicago's 13 shows to see this June! We're in tech now but we'll be heading into previews this weekend!
Here's the full list!
The good friday ensemble is going to the Jeffs!
Snapped this shot the other day from rehearsal for a reading at Chicago Dramatists! I love new play developement!
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