Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jared and Liz (aka: Ken and Sally)....

As we have stated before, we are very excited to have the entire original cast of the Bluest Water back and working on the show this summer for a second go. Everyone works together to create the energy and magic that goes into this special piece. The show would not be complete without the characters of Jared and Liz, played by Ken Parks and Sally Southall.

It was almost as if no time had passed at all, as Ken and Sally both jumped right back into playing their characters. They have the advantage of having last year to build from and this year are going deeper and exploring their characters further. It also does not hurt that the two of them get along famously and fall into a particular rhythm when they are on stage together.

It is neat to watch the process continue as they work through the script and make adjustments and tweaks here and there to get just the right word, phrase, or movement to make the scene complete. There are some pretty emotional sections of the show and neither Ken or Sally are afraid to tackle those moments head on, willing to bring out the deepest emotions to communicate what their character is feeling at the time.

They both are truly seasoned and very talented actors and anyone that saw the show last year or will see the show this year, was and will be touched in some way by their performances. We all have a fun time in rehearsal and it is nice to know that everyone gets along so well. Ken and Sally (along with the rest of the cast) are willing to support one another as they try new things with their character or are willing to talk things out to figure out if a new idea would work or if there is a better way to move around the stage.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that this show would not be the same without the talents of Ken and Sally. They are wonderful actors and just good people through and through. I know I feel blessed and honored to be able to work with them, and it's not hard when they make it so easy! Both of them always have a smile on their face and there is definitely alot of laughter and good times when we are all together. Thank you Ken and Sally, for who you are and for what you both bring to this show. We are all better for it!!


Maria Hayden
Company Manager
Endstation Theatre Company

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