Name: Sarah Tiggleman
Role: Mercy Lewis
1. What part of being in the play makes you the most nervous?
“I’ve never been in a play before, so I have excited nerves! I’ve been in shows before, but this one carries a lot of intensity that takes a lot out of you to perform. We all put this pressure on ourselves to do it well, especially since many people know the story well and have studied it in school.”
2. How important is the crew to the success of the play?
“The crew is the backbone of the show! Without them, this show would not be as amazing as it is. Really, their talent makes the show incredible. “
3. What emotions do you think you’ll feel on opening night as the curtain opens?
“There will definitely be a lot of nerves and excitement to show our family and friends what we’ve been working so hard on. The cast will be pumped up with high energy ready to put on a good show. There’s also is a nostalgic feeling when the time of being in the play is coming to an end because it is such an amazing environment. “
4. How are you like or unlike your character?
“It’s really fun because I am the opposite of my character. Mercy is kind of the brat of the girls, and to embody her, I had to step out of my comfort zone of being my usual self to become a mean, lying girl.”
5. Who is the funniest person on the cast and why?
“I think that Russell is one of the funniest people in our cast. The other day after mic checks, he led us all in the cheer ‘shoot the moo’” with the words going along with things from the show like ‘tell me is that contempt of court? What’s that you say?’ But, there are so many other super funny, energetic people in this cast that I love, too.”
6. Whom would you like to thank for their support as opening night approaches?
“There are so many people I’d like to thank. First, I’d thank Mr. Curtis, Ms. Kooistra, Mrs. DeMeester, and Sarah Buchanan for always pushing me forward and finding the best in us. I’d also thank this amazing cast and crew for their dedication and hard work and my family and friends for the constant support and love.”
7. How does Mrs. DeMeester get the best out of you and the entire cast?
“She is the best! She always knows what to say and sees the potential in us. Mrs. DeMeester is so supportive and really takes pride and dedication in the theatre department. She pushes us to be the best we possibly can be.”