The play is about the consequences of keeping hard held secrets. Both to ones self and to ones family.
Do you have trouble keeping secrets?
I am actually pretty good at keeping secrets. So good in fact that it might not be a good idea to share in a blog. However I do find that when I do share a secret certain people have a hard time believing it.
How does your character fit into the family dynamic?
I play Lyman Wyeth the father of the family. He is a former movie actor who becomes a GOP chairman and ambassador under the Reagan administration. Within the family dynamic he is the peace maker. He is gentle yet firm in his approach.
What’s your favorite line in the play?
So many of Polly's (my wife in the play) lines. However, Silda has a line that ends act 1. "God, I love that vapor, I could just live in that scent, I'd be happy. I 'd never need a drink again,I'd just breathe it in." It sets the tone for whats to come.
Can you relate to the family dynamics in the play?
The play rings true on so many levels about the universal dynamics of a nuclear family trying to maintain its dignity and its priceless worth. There is an incredible personal price one pays for keeping secrets. I can very much relate to that.