Meet the Cast of Midsummer! Spotlight on Rachel Purcell (Helena)

June 30, 2019

Rachel, in addition to playing Helena in this summer's production of Midsummer, helps out with Classics on the Rocks' marketing efforts and writes these blog intros. She feels very awkward writing her own and will therefore keep it short and to the point: this is her fifth year and fourth mainstage show with the company, and said company runs a real risk of being stuck with her forever.

 

 

What's your #1 bucket list role, Shakespeare or otherwise? 

I would die to play literally any character in the musical Mamma Mia. It is painful for me to admit that I am not a strong enough singer to ever do this outside my living room/a karaoke bar.

 

What do you do when you're not acting - or what would you do if you weren't an actor?

I do digital marketing consulting for arts organizations where my entire immediate team is composed of badass women. If I could do anything in the world, though, I'd bring Shakespeare and/or sex education into underserved school communities.