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Spotlight On: Abbey Schmitt

Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast of Moon Over Buffalo. First up is the delightful Abbey Schmidt…

Please introduce yourself and tell me why you wanted to be in the cast of Moon Over Buffalo?

Hello! My name is Abbey Schmitt and I wanted to be in the cast of Moon Over Buffalo because I saw it as an opportunity to become involved in the New Britain community.  I recently moved to Connecticut, and have always wanted to try my hand at acting, so I thought “Why not?”  I am so glad to have been cast as Eileen, and I have been having so much fun with my cast mates working on this production.

Who do you play in the show and how do you relate to your character?

I play Eileen, the theater’s young ingenue and George Hay’s mistress.  While I certainly can’t relate to the predicament Eileen seems to have gotten herself into, I can relate to her attitude and willingness to find a solution to her problems.

What have been some of the funniest moments of playing your character?

Some of the funniest moments have been when we inadvertently mix up each others’ names.  My character has been called Elaine, while others have substituted Eileen and Edith for Ethel.  I think at this point I will answer to any name that begins with E. 

Why should audiences come and see Moon Over Buffalo?

Moon Over Buffalo is a hilariously quirky show with an extremely talented cast, directors, and crew.  Everyone should come see it! Plus, with the Repertory Theatre’s wonderful cabaret seating, you can enjoy the show with your friends and a glass of wine (or two).

Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo opens March 22nd and runs through March 31st at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets are on sale now!