September 7 – 23 the Lake Dillon Theatre presents I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A Chat With Sue Mengers featuring Sharon Kay White. Sharon Kay has been seen in other LDTC productions including SISTER ACT: The Musical, NOISES OFF, and most recently THE UNDERPANTS. We sat down with Sharon Kay to catch up and chat about her upcoming performance.
What excites you most about I’LL EAT YOU LAST?
The challenge! It’s always a challenge doing a one-woman show. The solitary experience, the volume of text. And add to that the fact that Sue was an actual person, not just a fictional character, which adds another layer of complexity and responsibility.
Sue Mengers has a huge personality which definitely shows in the script, what do you hope to bring to this role?
Oh boy, does she ever! I hope to honor the truth of who Sue was. She didn’t seem to have much of a filter, and loooooved her own stories. If I can convey that, that will be at least a good starting place.
What do you hope Audiences take away from I’LL EAT YOU LAST?
I hope audiences have a good laugh with Sue. Boy, she has some stories! And she did not mince words.
What is the most exciting thing about doing a one-woman show? The most Challenging?
Exciting and challenging? Or terrifying? Actors forget lines from time to time, but usually, there’s someone else on stage who can help you out. Here, I’m totally on my own! But there’s also some exhilarating about that. It’s all up to me, sink or swim!
Finally, we are thrilled to have you back as a part of the 2018 acting company. What does it mean to return to Summit County and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company?
I’ve totally fallen in love with Summit County and the family that is the Lake Dillon Theater Company, so it really means everything to me. This place is truly magical, and I am honored to be a part of it.