yeah, the supporting actors. Where would the story be without these important roles? Where's the mystery, suspense, and comedy? The plot of a story is mostly served through the doings of the supporting players. It is all well and good to have fine lead players, but without equally good supporting characters, they would have nothing to play off to make them look so good.
Too bad that supporting characters and villains get such a bad rap in children's theater. Without them, the heroes and heroines would not shine. The contrasts between the character traits and individual choices of the protagonists and the antagonists are what make live children's theater so meaningful and instructive.
My goals have been to share stories where good triumphs over evil, where love conquers all, and hope springs eternal. Yes, these goals may seem old fashioned, but they are eternal truths and must be championed, especially for impressionable youth. And yet, how can good overcome evil if that choice is not offered in the first place? Hence the need for the villain.
is cast must be of sufficient self esteem to realize that I am casting them strictly by their acting abilities and not because I think they have evil traits. Fortunately, a pair of just such actresses were available for the roles of Beheshteh and Chaman Banoo, the jealous sisters of the Queen, in "Parizade's Quest." These girls needed to portray jealousy, cunning and craftiness with a hint of comedy during the course of the play.
The audience need not have any sympathies with them for their evil deeds. In fact, in the end, their banishment should prove to be satisfying to all.
And yes, I was glad they got a nice ovation for their hard work during the bows. They gave wonderful performances.
So kudos to Kaylin Wilson and Candace Taylor for being such great Supporting Actresses! You both did a great job!