|Actor Andrew P. Quick|
After all the kids got to play in the snow and draw, I interviewed Andrew P. Quick in the empty theatre. He played the Lump of Coal. His favorite part of being the Lump of Coal was falling and rolling around and having buckets of fake snow thrown over his head. For him, the most difficult part about being the Lump of Coal was being a bit more serious because his other job is being a clown. After I found out he was a clown I asked him if he could juggle and he can juggle 5 balls! That made me smile because I want to learn how to juggle too. Andrew started acting in 5th grade when he played the character who sings ‘I Love to Laugh’ in Mary Poppins. Later on, one of his favorite roles that he played in another BACT show was Bingo the dog in Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy. Also, he liked doing a comedy act in a 1930’s Speak Easy.
Andrew P. Quick started enjoying acting in college when he learned to make people laugh by using his body. Here is his advice for people who would like to act or work in the theatre: Learn tons about the theatre. Work in many theatre jobs. Go to college.
|Andrew gives Kara some tips on juggling!|
My favorite part of the play was when kids could come on stage and be in the play. I got to go on stage and pretend I was ordering food at Mr. Wong’s Korean BBQ. The most exciting part was when two kids pulled on a rope and snow fell down. Last, seeing the Lump of Coal fall all over the place was funny. The moral of the story is miracles can happen to anyone even a Lump of Coal.
Lemony Snicket's The Lump of Coal plays for three more weekends thru January 3rd at the Children's Creativity Museum Theater in San Francisco! Click here to reserve your tickets for this unique holiday show!