Thursday, November 17, 2011


Meet Lisa Crosby Wipperling, yet another Beautiful Soup newcomer, who is featured as Jaqueline in A Doll's Life for NORA, IN REP. Check out her interview with us below:

With hundreds of casting calls a week in this city, what attracted you to this project? A friend of mine studied the show recently for a class project and I fell in love with Nora's solo to her children. The show took hold. I also have been interested in Henrik Ibsen's work and, though this is loosely based on his play I still feel it's a way to study the characters he envisioned with a creative team. 
What do you hope audience members come away with after seeing the show? That even though women's liberation is a specific vein in the show, I think all people can relate to the moments we all have had being unequal in some way, shape or form and worked to overcome. Struggle is part of the human condition and questioning our limits at a moral level is something some of us have to face daily but all of us face at some point. To question is to be alive, to be static is to be dead. I hope this show makes you question and breathes new perspective into your life. 
What's your dream role? The Mother in Ragtime, The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Lizzie in 110 in the Shade (or Rainmaker), Diane in Next to Normal, Avery in Sin, and too many to mention. 
Who is your hero and why? There are many.  Meryl Streep, her versatility as an actor on and off stage is unending. Audra McDonald, her groundedness and vocal ease while being intense.
What's the greatest experience you've had on stage? The thrill of not knowing what's next because every night it's different. 
Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Raul Esparza. Watching Company on a DVD I was drawn in. Then being front row for Arcadia, his presence resonated so strongly I now crave being on a stage and interacting with him. 
What's your favorite musical/play and why? Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart is my new favorite.  
What's your favorite ice cream? Ben and Jerry's Phish Food

Nora or a Torvald? Nora. No Contest.

1 comment:

  1. Man that production of Company really was incredible. I remember sitting down thinking "oh, what's this, a concert version? I guess it I don't have to watch the whole thing," and being totally glued to it the entire show.