Kaitlin Hlywa joins the Midsummer cast after making her Classics on the Rocks debut in this past spring's Shakes Day, where she played a devastating Ophelia. Now, she gets a chance to explore a lighter side as one of the troupe of hilarious mechanicals making excellent use of props in our play-within-a-play. Also, her teen years sound super, super relatable based on her survey answers below.
What's your #1 bucket list role, Shakespeare or otherwise?
Mark Cohen [of Rent]
What do you do when you're not acting - or what would you do if you weren't an actor?
I would love to be a travel vlogger.... getting paid to see the world is a fantasy.
What's your most embarrassing childhood memory (that you're willing to share)?
I had two Edward Cullen cardboard cut-outs... Team Edward for life.
If a movie was being made of your life which actor would you choose to play you? What's the movie called?
Mandy Moore featured in the film "All Over The Place".
Join us this summer for one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies filled with frolicking fairies, a ridiculous troupe of actors, and the most epic love triangle ever seen.
A Midsummer Night's Dream performs July 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7pm and July 21 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 its 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.