Clue Q&As: Everett Phipps

Grade: 12

Role: Colonel Mustard

Why do you enjoy being in the play?

“I enjoy being in the play because it gives me a new creative outlet to put my energy into. It’s a medium that allows me a broad range of interaction with other artists and skills, so it makes for an enjoyable and rewarding challenge.”

What made you decide that you wanted to try out? 

“I decided to try out when I heard from some classmates in AP Lit. that auditions were being held for the fall play that same day. I hadn’t done a theatre production before, but ever since I participated in FHC’s Random Acts Of Talent last year, I was interested in giving it a try. After hearing about it in 5th hour, I made some quick arrangements and found myself in the auditorium.”

Do you relate to your character?

“I don’t relate to my character per se, but I really love the enthusiasm and bombast I can put into him. Despite his buffoonery, Colonel Mustard definitely shares a level of confidence and bravado with me.”

What’s your character when you play Clue?

“I haven’t played the board game in a long time, but I think from now on it’s going to have to be the Colonel.”

What is your pre-show ritual?

“Since this is my first play, I don’t have a pre-show ritual. However, for each practice so far, I’ve liked to try to hype up the other actors as best I can and keep a relaxed yet focused mindset.”

What is your go-to fast food order/restaurant?

“At the moment, I’d have to say my go-to fast food place is Chick-fil-A. Best chicken you can find.”

Is it too early to listen to Christmas music?

“In my opinion, Christmas might as well not exist until Dec. 1. Before then, I recommend a healthy diet of ‘Spooky Scary Skeletons’ and ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ music.”

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