A Midsummer Night’s Dream Actor Spotlight – Dominic Aquilino as Oberon

555695_474607209217208_239450864_nQ: Why did you audition for A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

DA: I have always loved this story and when I was younger I was Puck in the play, done excerpts in the Ballet and sang the role of Starveling in Britten’s Opera version!

Q: What shows might people have seen you in before?

DA: Oklahoma, Dracula, Carousel, I Do! I Do!, The Fantasticks, La Boheme, Pride and Prejudice, Ring of Fire are some of my favorites!

Q: What is a typical day like for you?

DA: I teach voice and theater and may be at Eastern Tennessee State University, Parkway Playhouse or in my private studio.

Q: Have you met new friends in the cast?

DA: I have to say that some of most admired actors and friends since I moved to NC are involved in this fun show!

Q: What is your favorite moment from rehearsals?

DA: Watching the fights between the lovers is quite amusing…

Q: What is your favorite line from the show?

DA: “Of thy misprision must perforce ensue, some true-love turned and not a false turned True!”

Q: At what age did you first know you wanted to act?

DA: Age 8

Q: What’s the #1 reason someone should see this show?

DA: The text of Shakespeare is pure poetic genius. He tickles your brain with possibility.

Q: Do you have a favorite Shakespeare line?

DA: “I never writ, nor no one ever loved.”

Q: What is your favorite Shakespeare play?

DA: Othello. I love Iago!

Q: Anything else that you’d like people to know about you?

DA: My character is loosely based on my Siberian Husky, Zola when she wants to take a walk!

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