Stealing laughs from rich & poor
History’s most famous tights-wearing criminal takes to the Toronto stage this month in
Ross Petty’s modern comedic take on a medieval classic
Q: You’ve got a ‘80s glam rock look going on here. Who’s the inspiration for your hairdo?
Margaret Atwood. But seriously, folks.… I like Russell Brand’s look.
Q: Who’s today’s real-life Robin Hood?
Q: What’s your favourite line in the play?
A lot of my lines are ad libbed, so my favourite has yet to be created.
Q: What’s your opening day routine?
Start planning my ad libs for the opening night performance and then hope I can remember the actual script.
Q: What are you getting your wife Karen [Kain] this Christmas?
A lovely bunch of coconuts!
SOUND OF MUSIC’S JEFF IRVING
Q: If you were to steal from the rich, what would you do with the
money? I’d use it to bribe people to get off Facebook.
Q: How does your Robin Hood differ from the standard version?
Mine has a webcam built in and plays Blu-ray discs.
Q: What’s the hardest part about being an actor?
Convincing people that this is my real job.
Q: How do you handle butterflies before a performance? I get
performance moths, not butterflies. A quick talking to and some
Mel Torme usually do the trick.
THE GOOD FAIRY
AIR FARCE’S JESSICA HOLMES
Q: Which Canadian politician is the most fun to impersonate?
I enjoyed doing Belinda Stronach, until I met her. She said, “My
son just loves your impression of me.” But it didn’t come off as a
compliment, more like a warning that I might find a dead bunny
in my kitchen if I ever impersonate her again.
Q: What’s something we don't know about you? I can’t help
laughing when I’m nervous, so I giggle like an idiot when I’m
skiing or horseback riding.
CANADIAN IDOL’S EVA AVILA
Q: What would your parents say if you were dating a broke
criminal who wears tights and lives in the forest? Ahahahaha!
They would most likely ask a lot of questions and perhaps feel
worried about me but ultimately respect my choice of being in
love with such an individual.… Hee hee.
Q: You opened for Beyoncé this summer. Was she all that?
We met briefly. She gave me a hug and said I was beautiful!
(I mean, come on. Beyoncé telling me I'm beautiful? Puh-leeze!)
PLUMBUM von BOTOX, RN
Q: Complete this sentence: my character is the love child of:
Ross Petty and a cougar.
Q: What’s the most ridiculous thing you do as Plumbum?
Plumbum actually put herself through nursing school so she
could get up close and personal with her plastic surgery
obsession. Not to mention the meds!