Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Alec Fisher , who is performing as Rudy Pazinski in Over the Tavern. Read on to hear what he has to say about his experience thus far! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you?
AF: This show interested me because it had a strong 12 year old character.
LA: For those who unfamiliar with Over the Tavern can you tell us about the show?
AF: This show is about a troubled family in the 1950’s in which 12 year Rudy starts questioning his religion.
LA: Talk about the character that you play in Over the Tavern. How have you developed this character?
AF: Rudy comes across as a smart alec but he’s really not. He’s actually a thinker who feels that God put us here to have fun and questions why we’re not.
It hasn’t been too difficult to develop this character since Rudy is actually pretty close to my own personality.
LA: Why should people come and see Over the Tavern
AF: Over the Tavern is a dramady so it appeals to people who like dramas as well as people who like comedies. Also, it really makes you think.
LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?
AF: This cast seems to work well together and the show has come together rapidly. Everybody did a great job of learning their lines quickly so we could move on to working on the timing and emotion.
LA: What do you feel are the "wow" elements of Over the Tavern?
AF: How it ends, how everything gets resolved and I can’t say more without giving away the ending.
LA: Tell us what is something that you are particular excited about this show coming to together? For example, a certain scene, costumes, set, lights, etc?
AF: There is no certain scene or element separate from the others but more how it all comes together in the end that excites me.
LA: Do you have any rituals or things you do to prepare to go on stage when you are performing?
AF: I really don’t. I just hope for the best.
LA: Why do you choose to spend time at Lyric Arts?
AF: Lyric Arts was where I first tried theater and I’ve had a lot of fun here.
LA: What is your favorite way to spend your free time? As your character in the 1950’s, how would you spend your free time?
AF: Lately, with this great weather I’ve been going to the park which is probably what Rudy would have done in the 1950’s.
LA: What is your dream character to play on stage?
AF: I don’t really know. You never know what’s out there until it comes. I’d never heard about Rudy and Over the Tavern until Lyric Arts did it. There are a lot of plays I haven’t read yet.
LA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
AF: I’m 11 years old and I spend most of my free time doing theatre. I recently got a puppy named Zoey that I love dearly and play with every day before rehearsal.
LA: Any other area that you would like to comment on?
AF: Come see Over the Tavern. It’s going to be a reeeeeally big shew.