Lyric Arts had a chance to talk with Sarina Lindell who is playing Lilly in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Read on to hear what she has to say about her experience thus far. LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse can you tell us about the show?
SL: It is about a very confident and humorous mouse that loves everything, except her new baby brother. She especially loves her new purple plastic purse – and is so excited about the purse that she ends up getting herself into trouble.
LA: Tell us about the character that you play. How will audience members identify with this character?
SL: Lilly is very excited about life but has a hard time when her baby brother is born – and we all feel jealous sometimes. The story tells about her learning to accept her brother and be ok even if she’s not the center of attention.
LA: What is the most challenging part of being in a production like Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse?
SL: Memorizing all the lines and doing all the rehearsals while in school.
LA: What is something that you have learned about being in production?
SL: You can have fun even when you are working really, really hard.
LA: What is your favorite thing about being on stage?
SL: Well, my mom says I like drama and this is a good or “appropriate” place to get it all out! I just think acting is really fun.
LA: What is your favorite play or musical? Why?
SL: I really can’t answer that question because there are so many plays that are amazing.
LA: What is your dream role to play on stage?
SL: That’s a hard question… but I really enjoy humorous plays most and would love to play any funny characters.
LA:What is the first production you were ever involved with? What did you do in the production?
SL: This is it!! And I am Lilly or should I say, “I ma ylliL!” I did play Little Bo Peep in a 2nd grade play at my school called “Who Pushed Humpty”, but this is my first professional role.
LA: Tell us a little about yourself.
SL: I am in 5th grade at Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy for Math & Environmental Science (CBPA). I love to act and play soccer. I am the oldest of 3 girls and I want to be a day care provider when I grow up.