Arcadia Actor Spotlight: Doug Shaw (RICHARD NOAKES)

Photo by Rob Storrs. Copyright 2014 Rob Storrs.

photo of Doug Shaw by Rob Storrs

Q – Why did you audition for Arcadia?

A –  I auditioned for Arcadia because I like the play and that it is set in 19th century England.  Part of it is 20th century, but my part is 19th century.  I love the mystery surrounding the play and trying to figure it out.

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

A –  All my acting credits are from the Parkway Playhouse.  I have been seen in “1776”, Outlander, Dancing at Lughnasa, Walking Across Egypt, Sherlock Holmes, Big River, Treasure Island, to name a few.

Q – What is a typical day like for you?

A – I am a Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors, so a typical day for me is helping my clients achieve their financial goals.

Q – How have you prepared for your character? 

A – I have prepared for my character by learning how to speak with an English accent and reading about Mr. Richard Noakes in the play.  He is a muddling old landscape architect.

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

A – People should see the show for the wonderful work that it is.  Tom Stoppard is a genius.

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

A – I am very proud to be a West Point grad and served twenty years in the US Army.  Enjoy the show!!

Come see Doug and the rest of the cast of Arcadia June 6th-20th!

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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