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Meet Edmund Cleofe who plays Flute in our upcoming production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with Shakespeare in the Hills. We asked Edmund a few questions about his work and his life.

How is this character like you? Different?
I feel that my character is like me in the sense that he is a team player and doesn’t want to let the people down, despite ignoring the personal preference. I definitely feel that my character is different from me in the sense is that he is very negative, and just has a disdain for life.

What do you love about this character?
I love his blatant honesty, he really isn’t afraid to show his emotions, and true feelings.

Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?
I would really like to see Hugh Jackman take on this character.

If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
If I could play any other character I think I would want to play Nicholas Bottom.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a global citizen who makes his living by writing stories on planes, and trains.

If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?
I think Dwayne The Rock Johnson playing me would be an interesting if anything.

When did you first perform?
I think my first stage experience was when I was in Kindergarten, in Utah for a Christmas Pageant.

Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?
I definitely look up to Tom Hanks as an actor.

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?
A hike, a seafood lunch, and a camera in hand.

What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?
Taking pictures, training, and writing.

If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?

What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?
Close my eyes, and take one deep breath.

On the Edge Theatre Productions in cooperation with the Laguna Hills Community Center presents SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS 2015. This year we will be running two shows over a period of 3 weeks. Both shows are directed by Aurora J. Culver

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will play July 24, 25, 26, 31 and August 7. On opposite nights, Reduced Shakespeare’s THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED – a comedy where 3 actors perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in just 90 minutes! This show will run on August 1, 2, and 8.

The shows will start at 6:30 p.m. The shows will be held on the lawn near the gazebo at the community center. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and a picnic dinner. Tickets are just $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.

For more information write aurorajculver@gmail.com