Middle School Talent in Bonnie & Clyde is NOT Middle of the Road! Meet Faith, Aaron, Rigel & Leif
It is evident that theatre is important to our community when you look at the brilliant young performers we have in the cast of Bonnie & Clyde. They are a product of their own hard work, committed parents, and collaborative teachers in both the public schools and Parkway Playhouse Junior theatre education program.
PP: How has Parkway Playhouse Junior prepared you for the main stage?
Faith: It helped me build confidence in acting for more advanced productions.
PP: What do you like about acting at Parkway Playhouse?
Faith: When I first joined Parkway Playhouse Junior, everyone was very welcoming and it’s a very supportive community. I felt like I instantly belonged, making me want to do more plays with Parkway.
PP: We often ask the Parkway Playhouse Junior performers if they’ve made any new friends during rehearsals, but what about in a Mainstage performance?
Faith: Yes, I have made many friends with different backgrounds and I had no idea I would make so many great friends! Everyone is so supportive to each other which made me more confident to perform a mainstage show in front of a new community!
Rigel Happer is another one of the talented middle school Parkway Playhouse Junior student-actors who is transitioning up to the Mainstage this summer.
PP: Do you have a favorite song in the show?
Rigel: My favorite song in the show is “Made in America”. It is an ensemble number. I like the song because it’s cool and fun to sing.
PP: So, as you go through the rehearsals do you have a favorite moment in the play or a favorite memory from rehearsal?
Rigel: My favorite rehearsal moment is when Bonnie and Clyde are arguing about whose name should come first when they give an autograph to a fan in the show.
We think Bonnie might be pleased that history always puts her first.
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.
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