Rosemary Jones with the Seattle branch of the Examiner took some time this holiday season to interview two of our original “Where No Man Has Gone Before” cast members. Nicholas Schell and Cheryl Platz reminisce about favorite suggestions, venues, and life in a Starfleet uniform.
What’s the easiest or hardest part of playing those iconic 1960s characters?
Platz: There’s very little easy about the Original Series uniforms, actually. It’s amazing how short those skirts were, even then! The official term for TOS female crew uniforms was “skant,” which is oddly appropriate. But I’m strangely proud to wear the crew uniform.
Schell: The captain’s log at the beginning of most episodes. It’s difficult not to plan when you know you are going to make the first offer. I have to concentrate on clearing my mind and just start talking. Since that is Kirk’s MO in a nutshell, everything after that point is easier.
Platz: The most challenging part of these performances is combining the suggestions with all that we know about how our characters and their peers acted in the existing series. As much as possible, we try to honor the canon, watching and re-watching episodes to keep our memories fresh. In this set of performances, I’m playing the helmswoman, so I’ve been watching any episode I can find to study Sulu’s technique and vocabulary.
To read the whole article on examiner.com, click here.
“Where No Man Has Gone Before” will be performing their hit improvised Star Trek parody at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle Thursday Jan 8 (Tonight!) through Sunday January 11, 2015. Tickets are $15 online or $18 at the door (if available.) To buy tickets, click here.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of our improvised Star Trek parody Where No Man Has Gone Before for making the top of the Seattle Post Intelligencer’s list of “What to Do in Seattle – January 2015.” It’s a rare treat to be mentioned in the same list as Cirque du Soleil!
Where No Man Has Gone Before will perform at Theatre Off Jackson from January 8 – 11, 2015. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for just $15.
We’re honored to be nominated as one of the best live theaters in Western Washington for the first time, especially in such an arts-rich community! We’re even more honored to be amongst the top 20 nominees in early voting!
As a small independent theater, this kind of recognition means a great deal – and every vote counts! If you’ve loved what you’ve seen when attending our original improv shows – including Where No Man Has Gone Before, The Journal, Wedding Horror Stories, and The Doctor – please consider voting for us! The voting link is here, and you can sign in with any Facebook, Twitter or Google account!
Vote for Seattle Experimental Theater as “Best Live Theatre” in King5’s Best of Western Washington competition!
If you’ve yet to see one of our shows, “The Wolf and the Witch” (our brand new improvised fairy tale show) opens next week. Join us and then consider voting! Today only, you can get $10 tickets (and no service fee!) to either of our opening weekend performances in Ballard on October 3 or 4 – use promo code “HUFFPUFF” at this link when purchasing tickets:
Click here to buy tickets to “The Wolf and the Witch”!
Looking for more information about our upcoming show Wedding Horror Stories? The Seattle Times recently spoke to our director and a cast member who’s also a bride-to-be about the show’s philosophy and our own real-life wedding connections. World premiere this Thursday, July 11th!
Click here to visit the Seattle Times article
And when you’re ready to buy tickets, click here to visit Brown Paper Tickets!