PLAYWRIGHT WHITNEY RYAN GARRITY
TALKS ABOUT “BRIDE OF UFORIA”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I’ve always enjoyed those campy sci-fi “B” movies of the ‘50s. I wanted to see if I could create a stage play with that same kind of feeling.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: My favorite part in the play is early on when Bianca is frantically trying to come up with a plausible story for Peyton’s appearance at the lodge and his lack of money. Not only was it fun to write and to see performed, but I feel it really helped establish the roles of Bianca, Peyton and Lottie and relationships with one another.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: When I decide to write a play, my first concern is figuring out how I will “people” it. I find that if I can come up with strong characters, a lot of the play takes care of itself. In Bride of Uforia, the characters represent the many aspects of the human condition: romantic (Bianca), cynical (Trevor), intellectual (Teasdale), practical (Lottie), etc. No single character is based on an existing person.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: As with all my plays, my main goal is to entertain. I believe there is still merit in providing audience with a fun and entertaining evening.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: I would like to thank CATS (Children and Adult Theatrical Studios) Playhouse in Lubbock, Texas and the original cast of Bride of Uforia, for their commitment and contribution to the play.