The Ballad of Frankie Silver Actor Spotlight: Mike Lilly (Wilson)

Michael Lillyis Wilson
Image by Rob Storrs. Copyright 2016 Rob Storrs.
Q – Why did you decide to audition for The Ballad of Frankie Silver at Parkway Playhouse this season? 
A – I love working on New Works. Always have, always will. They are the future of the theatre. “The future is where we all will spend our time!” Plan Nine from Outer Space
Q – What shows might people have seen you in before (and not just at Parkway)?
A – I first appeared on the Parkway Playhouse stage in the Summer of 1973 as a rising Junior at UNC-Greensboro. What goes around comes around I guess. Cheers!
Q – How would you describe a day in the life of Michael Lilly?
A – A typical day for me is going to HeartPath where I workout for two hours to stay healthy. The good folks there have helped me to lose close to 70 pounds and change my eating habits for life. I also enjoy riding my Vespa and sitting on my back porch listening to the wind rustle the trees in Biltmore Forest.
Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?
A – My favorite moment in rehearsal so far was when I realized that I actually knew my lines for the first scene I was in. My least favorite moment was when I realized that scene had been re-written! Oh well, that’s life in the world of new work!
Q – What’s the #1 reason someone should see this production?
A – Everyone should see this show because most of the cast and creative team are from the area where this tale actually happened and will bring an authenticity to the story telling.
Q – What is your favorite line from the show? 
A – Favorite line from the show is, “Did you kill your husband because he was lazy?

Come see Michael and the rest of the cast of The Ballad of Frankie Silver as part of Parkway Playhouse’s 70th Anniversary Season!

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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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