Lyric Arts had a chance to talk with Earl Milton who is performing in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Read on to hear what he has to say about her experience thus far. LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you?
EM: The school day matinee’s is what interested me about this show. As a kid I always looked forward to field trip day, it was the highlight of the week. It’s cool to be apart of what could be the highlight of a kid’s week.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse can you tell us about the show?
EM: This show follows the adventures of a spunky little mouse named Lilly. Lilly is an eccentric mouse that speaks a backwards language and wears crazy disguises. This is a fun, colorful, and wacky show that people will love.
LA: Tell us about the character that you play. How will audience members identify with this character?
EM: I play the role of Father; he is a loving and supportive figure in Lilly’s life. I’m sure the audience can relate with Father on some level. The kid will relate with he warm caring nature. For the Adults, I’m sure they know a least one kid who walks around covered in band aids for the fun of it.
LA: What is the most challenging part of being in a production like Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse?
EM: I have lot of one and two word lines, in a few scenes they are similar, so the order my lines was the biggest challenge for me.
LA: Tell us if you think it is important that adults and children are in shows together?
EM: I think it’s extremely important, because we learn a lot from each other.
LA: What is your favorite play or musical? Why
EM: Twelfth Night is one of my favorite plays; I love the character Sir Toby Belch.
LA: What is your dream role to play on stage?
EM: I would love a role as the comedy relief in a show. It’s would be fun to just be over the top silly. It would also be fun to play a villain.
LA: What is the first production you were ever involved with? What did you do in the production?
EM: Of Mice and Men was my first production, I was in 9th grade. I played the part of Crooks.
LA: Tell us a little about yourself?
EM: I love movies and live theater. I enjoy reading when I get a chance- a book, a play, pretty much any thing. I like exploring local museums; I could spend days at the Minneapolis Art Institute. I really enjoy photography. Those are a few of my favorite things.