Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast of Moon Over Buffalo. Get to know the incomparable Nicole Roy…
Please introduce yourself and tell me why you wanted to be in the cast of Moon Over Buffalo?
I have been away from CT for the past 17 years, and have spent that time in NYC and Toronto, Ontario. While I’ve kept a few friends here, I was chomping at the bit to make more! Community theatre is the BEST way to make friends, and it comes with the obvious perk of being onstage 😉 Moon Over Buffalo is a farce, and there is nothing I love more than a good over-the-top comedy!
Who do you play in the show and how do you relate to your character?
I play Rosalind (Roz), and she is scarily similar to me, ha. We both have the theatre in our blood, though Roz has tried to fight it and deny it; I have never let it go! We are both very much like our mothers’, though again I don’t fight it, lol, I adore my mom!
What have been some of the funniest moments of playing your character?
The cast is unbelievably gifted with comedic instincts, and the scene in Act 2 where we are actually attempting to put on “Private Lives” with my drunk father has me in stitches every single time. JoAnn (playing my grandmother, Ethel), finally comes out and I lose any composure I attempted to keep. I have to get it out now so I don’t actually laugh during the run!
Why should audiences come and see Moon Over Buffalo?I am happy to sound like a broken record and say again that this is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen, never mind been a part of! Every single cast member has side-splitting lines, and Teresa & Mike as my parents are comedy gold! If we are all laughing so much rehearsal after rehearsal, I think the audience won’t know what hit them!
Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo opens March 22nd and runs through March 31st at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets are on sale now!