Actor Spotlight: Alesa Bryant Laws

Always up for an acting challenge, Alesa Bryant Laws takes on the role of Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder.

Dial M Inspectorphoto by Meandering Photography

PP:  What have you enjoyed about the rehearsal process so far?

Alesa:  I love ALL parts of rehearsal! I love when actors discover the nuances in their character (and in the story line) because I get to watch them create multi-dimensional characters whose every move, expression, and gesture in specific to that particular character. It is utterly fascinating to observe actors take the flat character on the page and layer him into something full and dynamic. Its easy to play a character’s stereotype; it’s hard to uncover and learn the real character. Michael makes us do that, and the actors I work with do it extremely well.

PP:  Are you working with anyone you’ve acted with before?

Alesa:  What a joy it has been to work with Michael Lily again. Working with him last season in On Golden Pond was a blast. Working under his direction has given me even deeper appreciation for his talent. Love working again with Mike Yow, sheriff in The Quiltmaker and Strother Stingley, Alfie Doolottle My Fair Lady.

PP: We often get to see you act in the summer, and typically it seems to have been early n the season, but this is your first show this season… What have you been doing with yourself this summer?

Alesa: This is my first show this season. Before rehearsals began I spent my days digging in the dirt, growing my flowers, petting goats, traipsing through the woods, spending time with my sisters, and loving the heck out of my children.
Remember our opening night reception following Saturday’s performance — it’s quite a treat!

You can purchase tickets online HERE, or by calling the Box Office at 828.682.4285

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Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm  (opening night party)
Sunday, August 26 at 3:00pm (plus Q&A after the show)
      Friday, August 31 at 7:30pm
      Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm
      Sunday, September 2 at 3:00pm  (plus Q&A after the show)
Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm

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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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