Thursday, May 13, 2010

Much Ado About Abbie

*"Much Ado About Nothing"

*Friday and Saturday, May 14 & 15, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
*North Port Industrial Park, 3575 W. Cheyenne, Suite 109
*Tickets available at the door!

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I recently caught up with Abbie Craig, America’s newest Sweetheart and pre-teen ingĂ©nue – and star of the upcoming Pillar of Light Commonwealth’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

K: Abbie, it wasn’t that long ago that you first burst on the scene in your highly praised acting debut; playing the part of Narrator #2 in your kindergarten class’ critically acclaimed production of “Three Piggy Opera.” Then you shocked America by going against the grain and accepting small parts in such off-off-off Broadway productions as “The Elk Ridge Ward Roadshow” and “The Elkhorn Springs Stake Musical” – even taking on an un-credited role as the Jack-in-the-Box in the seasonal “Christmas at the North Pole,” directed by your own mom, one of the most sought after talents in the business, with a reputation for being exceptionally adorable, highly attractive, delightfully witty, and fiercely loyal to her husband of almost 15 years.

A: Is there a question in there?

K: I want to know “why.”

A: ‘Why’ what?

K: Never mind. Tell me how this experience has affected you.

A: It’s been a long, learning journey.

K: Mmm-hmm. How has it stretched you, as an actress?

A: Well, I have to hold hands with TWO different boys. And I had to get used to it.

K: What are their names? Seriously, I want names, Abbie. They’ll never work in this town again! Because I will rip their faces off!

A: Dad. I HAVE to hold their hands. It’s for the play. It’s not because we like each other.

K: Always the professional, you are, Abbie. Now, are you being typecast in this play? How are you like this character that you play, the delicate Hero?

A: Well, I’m young. Caring. Loving.

K: And why should people come see “Much Ado About Nothing?”

A: Well, it’s an opportunity to support local theater and family entertainment – which, unless you count the Liberace Museum (and I don’t), is hard to come by in this town. The play is performed entirely by junior high and high school age students – the cast is sensational, the costumes are breathtaking, and the script isn’t too shabby either! We’ve put a lot of work into this, and we want to share it with as many people as possible! We’re really proud of it.

K: And you are the prettiest 12 year old I’ve ever seen.

A: Thank you, Daddy.