PLAYWRIGHT EDDIE MCPHERSON TALKS ABOUT
"BREAK A LEG"
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: There are endless possibilities for misunderstandings and doubletalk in a backstage comedy. I wanted to write something in which the bottom line was for the cast and audience.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: I like the scene where Dixie and Elizabeth are introduced. The play on words was fun to write. I also like the de-hexing scene in Act II.
Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: After teaching drama and directing shows as many years as I have, I have known all these characters at one point or another. But they weren't patterned after anyone specific. (Safe answer, right?)
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: An entertaining evening of theatre. I know that's a boring answer but it's true.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?
A: Have fun with this show. It should move fast with lots of energy.