Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Zanna Don’t. Get to know Erin Aldrich!
Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:
First and foremost, I am a crazy cat mom. I love my two cats, Mimi and Lapis Lazuli more than anything. Of course, I also have non cat related interests such as singing, making jewelry, and snuggling other people’s dogs (and their cats too duhh).
What made you want to audition for Zanna Don’t?
I wanted to audition for this show because I felt like the message was very important and I wanted to help tell this story. Also, it’s a nice break from pretending to be straight in most other shows.
How do you most identify with your character?
I feel Roberta is reflective of a younger version of myself honestly. She’s very passionate and fiery and has a strong sense of right and wrong. She has a big heart and a lot of *feelings*. Just doesn’t always know how to handle her emotions, and can sometimes come off a little harsh with her friend. I’d like to think I’ve evolved past some of those qualities now 😉
What’s your favorite song in the show and why?
Watchu got? Unpopular opinion, I’m sure. I love the sentimental songs of course, but this one is just a good time. The whole cast gets together and sings some nonsense words with not so hidden innuendos. It’s supposed to be a cheer for a chess match… but, well, you’ll see.
Why should audiences come to see this show?
You should see this show because it highlights some social issues that the lgbt community is currently facing, but in a lighthearted and humorous way. If you’re a part of the community or consider yourself an ally, this show is sure to warm your heart.
Come see us shake our bootays!!
Zanna Don’t opens September 8th and runs through Sept 24th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!
“It’s a sentimental story, but very humane and, maybe even more important, executed with talent, warmth and polish.” – New York Times