Connor Scott takes on a pair of the more intense roles in The Winter's Tale. Without too many spoilers...Antigonus is the one who has to exit pursued by a bear (so you can imagine how that ends for him). And Time is a concept personified at the start of the second act.
Connor also recently participated in Shakes Day, celebrating Shakespeare's birthday with Classics on the Rocks.
Read on and get to know this wonderful new addition to our family! We think he might be from somewhere in Wisconsin but it's just an educated guess.
What's your favorite thing about your hometown?
Beer. And cheese.
What does your ideal Saturday look like?
Time outside, be it hiking, biking, kayaking, a good book to read, and a cookout at sundown.
What's your favorite role you've played, Shakespeare or otherwise?
Rudi the Carpenter- Cardenio by Chuck Mee.
What excites you about The Winter's Tale?
There's a little bit of everything in it; drama, suspicion, pastoral humor and clowning. It's great fun, it's a great challenge!
Featuring a mad king, an exit pursued by a bear, and three of Shakespeare's strongest female characters, The Winter's Tale is a lesser-known, lesser-told story that gives us both tragedy and comedy, love and loss, winter and spring.
The Winter's Tale performs July 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and July 29 at 5pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.
About Classics on the Rocks:
Shakespeare doesn't have to be complicated and it's our mission at Classics on the Rocks to make classical theatre accessible, exciting, palatable, and fun for everyone - whether you're brand new to Shakespeare or have read the canon cover to cover.
At Classics on the Rocks, we believe that just as whiskey doesn't need anything more than rocks to tame it's bite. Shakespeare doesn't need fancy concepts, modernizations, frilly costumes, or big sets to make it relatable. All you need are talented actors who trust the text and tell the story. It's classics served simply on the rocks.