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Ashley Morris on acting with Charles

Charles is "pretty crazy over" both of the actors portraying his children. But are the feelings mutual?

Ashley Morris, who portrays daughter Edith, was interviewed by Broadway.com for their "Fresh Face" feature published on 10/18. Here's what she had to say:

the audition
"They asked me to go outside of the room and prepare a side, and then when I came back in, Charles was on the stage to do the scene! I went to the park across the street afterward and kinda cried a little bit, because he's a comic genius. It was an honor just to audition with him."

rehearsals
"I just tried to watch Charles, because I think that's what theater is—you don't learn it from a book, you learn it from observing. He was so generous, helping me with timing and letting me ask him lots of questions."

the play
"It's thrilling to be onstage when Charles comes out," she says. "Every single night, the audience cheers and claps. It's lovely, because all of us—the actors and the audience—are together in this one night that can never be re-done. That's the magic of theater."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw the show last week and it was hilarious! I could tell Ashley Morris had learned a lot from you and her portrayal of Edith was incredible! She is like a comedic genius with perfect timing--did you teach her that? It said this was her first professional appearance--unbelievable! She's fortunate to have learned from the best and I hope to see you both in many, many more productions!

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