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We asked Nancy a few questions about the production, her character, and her process!


What’s challenging about bringing the script to life?
Knowing the character and putting your own interpretation into it so you can bring it to life and connect to the audience.

Why do you want to be involved with Shakespeare in the Hills?Because it’s the most outrageous fun to be with a group of actors who’s goal it is to present Shakespeare’s work live on stage and be able to act along side both my children!!

How is this production bringing something new to the story?
The 1920’s!!! What a wonderful time in our history to reenact Shakespeare!
Downton Abbey style!!

How is this character (Quince) like me?
As a mother it is my job to manage the household as does Quince in The Mechanicals!!! How is she different? She is calm and reassuring and I am quirky and fun but always available for advice and support.

What do I love about this character?
Her ability to manage Bottom without losing her control.

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
More lines!!! The Prologue!!

What celebrity would you like to see tackle this character? Meryl Streep!! She’s my favorite actress!!

What do I want to be when I grow up???
I never want to grow up! Haha I’m Peter Pan!!!

If someone was going to make your life into a movie who would play you?
Tina Fey because only a comedian can make my life seem funny!

When did you first perform?
In my bedroom on my little chair singing to all my stuffed animals at age 5!! Actual audience, dance team in high school!

Besides this one, what’s your favorite stage show?
Don’t judge me…Cats! Yes, I’m a crazy cat lady!!

Who do I look up to as an actor/director?
My son Christopher as an actor, he simply amazes me!!!

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like? Picnic at the beach!

Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life? Gosh, so many have fun and silly traits, but Chris and Matt are definitely the funniest!

What do you do when you are not doing theater? Pilates, Zumba, cardio dance and
Personal training…yes I’m a fitness instructor!

What’s the last thing you do before stepping out on stage?
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