Patrick Alparone talks to us about his character -- based on Paula Vogel's brother, Carl -- and his quest to find humor in the Stations of the Cross.
How did you get into acting; what was your first gig?
In grade school I acted out the Stations of the Cross at church. It sounded a lot better than having to sit through Mass on Sunday. I kept trying to make it funny but the "director" kept reminding me that Jesus' death wasn't supposed to be funny. I still feel that there's huge potential for laughs in that story.
Can you tell us a little about your character? What do you think is Carl’s best quality?
He's an activist and a fighter.
What is your favorite line in The Baltimore Waltz? (It doesn’t have to be yours.)
"It was kermis time."
What other shows have you done at Magic? Any favorites?
I've done a handful of shows at the Magic. They were all great experiences.
What has the rehearsal process been like for you? Any particular challenges? High points?
Lauren and Jon and Greg are a wonderful group to be close to. This is a talented family.