Struts & Frets: Interviews with the Cast & Crew of A Midsummer Night's Dream - Erin Etheridge

In a world...where one woman is in love with a man who's in love with another woman who's in love with a man.... Where faeries are free to drug innocent youths with no legal recourse.... A down & out brawl will break out in the woods that will change everything.... Erin Etheridge is.... A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Or, at least the "dream" part. Hubba hubba.

HID: First thing's first, what's your favorite color and your character's favorite color?

EE: My favorite color is blue -any shade! Helena also likes blue because she’s a sad forlorn love-starved little puppy lost, quite literally, in the woods. Her favorite shade of blue depends on whatever Demetrius prefers and when she finds that out, she will paint her whole life that color. Like, he’s gonna accidentally(ha! she’s been stalking him since forever) run into her at the grocery store and her entire body will be smurph blue because he mentioned once, last week, that he liked the cartoon as a kid.

HID: Helena claims to be as "ugly as a bear", but if she could shapeshift into any animal, what would it be and why?

EE: Helena would definitely be a bird because it would be much easier to fly over Demetrius wherever he goes, keep tabs on him, watch him through his bedroom window, perch on his shoulder and sing love songs to him. You know, normal boyfriend/girlfriend stuff.

HID: Do you have any advice for anyone out there who might be pursuing someone uninterested in them?

EE: Keep at it! Don’t give up! Follow them around. Laugh at all their jokes. Hang around outside their house. Tell them how much you adore them -All. The. Time. Make them things. Send them things. Tap on their window at night. Sing to them. Recite poetry. If you can, and you have to work up to this one…physically attach yourself to their body and don’t allow ANYTHING to remove you. [Editor's note: This is Erin's advice as Helena. Her real advice is much more...sane.]

HID: Now that Helena and Demetrius are married, where will they vacation?

EE: Oh. My. God. I am married to DEMETRIUS!!!!!   AaaaaahhhhhhSqueeeeeeeeeHoooooraaaayyyyyYabbaDabbaDooooHolyMolyCanYouBelieveItJoyJoyJoyJoyEeeeeeeeee!!!!! I don’t care where we go, I’m gonna vacation in his eyes for the rest of my life!!!!

The real scholars among you will recognize that as a passage from Shakespeare's 8th folio. Come see that level of commitment onstage from Erin Etheridge (and the rest of the HIDiots) in Hamlet Isn't Dead's A Midsummer Night's Dream, OPEN NOW!
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