scene reporters Matthew George and Tessa Williams interviewed the writers and directors of the upcoming entertainment extravaganza “A Tale of Two Tales: Two One Act Plays by Tessa Williams and Matthew George.” Here is that exclusive interview:
MG: Why are you holding a two-liter bottle of Coke?
TW: Hello there [checking notepad] Matthew.
MG: Hello there, Tessa, how are you?
TW: I’m good thanks. A little stressed, kinda nervous, very excited.
TW: I wrote and directed a show that’s going up tonight.
MG: What’s it called?
TW: It’s called “A Tale of Two Tales: The Devil I Know and the Devil I Don’t (Know) and How Did Rosie Die?”
MG: That’s really interesting.
TW: Thanks so much.
MG: You’re welcome. Hey, I have another question.
TW: What is it?
MG: Did you make the Jello for tonight’s show?
TW: I made the Jello and the fruit tart.
MG: I hope Claire throws it right tonight.
TW: Me too (sighs).
TW: So what was it like writing and directing “A Tale of Two Tales?”
MG: Can I tell you the name of my show first?
TW: Sure, I guess.
MG: It’s called “A Tale of Two Tales: How Does Rosie Die? and The Devil I Know but I Don’t”
TW: I don’t think that’s right.
MG: I don’t think you’re right.
TW: I’m left!
MG: Who’s on first?
TW: What’s on second?
MG: I hope Tom Sanchez. I heard he was in your show.
TW: Is he?
MG: He better be!
TW: What was it like working with Stan Seiden?
MG: It was better than not working with Stan Seiden.
TW: So it was good?
MG: I’m the one asking the questions here! So it was good?
TW: Yeah it was great. It was almost as good as working with Emily Jenda.
MG: Really? I heard she wasn’t very good.
TW: We replaced her with Raphael Shapiro.
MG: Hey, I’m directing him in a show this weekend!
TW: Oh yeah, what show?
MG: Don’t get me started! It’s called “A Tale of Two Cities: The Devil That You Didn’t At All Know and Rosie’s Bucket List?”
TW: Is Morgan Freeman in it?
MG: Yes! He’s playing Allison Williams.
TW: Isn’t that your last name?
MG: No! It’s Matthew!
TW: Sorry, George.
MG: Did you know my Dad was a milkman as a kid?
TW: Is that what your show is based on?
MG: Sort of. I mean what isn’t a show based on?
TW: Whatever it’s not based on.
MG: So which play is better? The one you wrote or the one you poorly directed?
TW: The one with the bumblebees.
MG: I just got stung by an entr’acte!
TW: What’s the definition of an entr’acte?
MG: entr’acte |ˈänˌtrakt; änˈtrakt| noun
an interval between two acts of a play or opera.
a piece of music or a dance performed during such an interval.
TW: Oooooooh. Now I get it.
MG: As does Brennan Caldwell.
BC: I got it the whole time!
TW: Get outta here, Brennan!
MG: Yeah, we only cast you as a favor!
TW: That’s a little harsh.
MG: So is Trevor Ford.
TW: But he’s a gentle soul.
MG: With a gentle beard.
TW: How do you want to wrap this up?