When Tim Smisek purred Jolene at our open house a week ago, Take Me to Church, by Hozier, Betterman by Pearl Jam, and Layla by Eric Clapton, the bar was set. The FRONTSTEPPER had talent! He's not the only one ....
We knew Juli Royster played bass for local gigs, including one on-stage performance that called for a viking helmet. Lauren Donley can hoola-hoop like a boss. Lizzy Rao can wiggle her ears (that's kind of weird) and we knew Matthew Blood-Smyth has a little Hollywood in his history. But he recently mentioned that he's starring in a local play. Well, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to promote our fellow FRONTSTEPPERS.
"You On the Moors Now" runs from September 8 to September 30 at the Dairy Arts Center. The play, by Jaclyn Backhaus, is directed by Artistic Director Amanda Berg Wilson. Blood-Smyth plays Heathcliff, the brooding romantic lead in Wuthering Heights. "I struggle not to laugh during every scene, everyone in the cast is gifted and the script treads a nimble line between extremely clever and absolutely silly," said Blood-Smyth. "It's a pleasure to be a part of it."
Here's how the show is described: "This wild, smart, timely feminist romp sets the heroines from the 19th-century novels Jane Eyre, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights in the mythical place of Moors. When our heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape, and their rejection causes the men to wage war on the women."
Tickets are on sale now: http://bit.ly/2uQe59Z