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?