Meet Rose in ‘Old Ringers’

Valerie Gorman will be making her first appearance on the 2nd Act Players’ stage this fall when she plays Rose in Old Ringers. Rose is the oldest, and perhaps wisest, of the four women who gather to try phone sex as a way to earn some much-needed cash.

Valerie Gorman

Here, Gorman talks about Rose,.


1. What is your character’s most memorable characteristic?
Rose’s most memorable characteristic is her directness and no B.S. attitude. She has lived her life, seen a lot and pretty much tells it like it is.

2. What are you drawing on in your own life to play this character?
Rose’s character has been inspired by several aunts, both on my Italian mother’s side and my Aunt Annie who buried two husbands, one of whom was an alcoholic, and raised two small daughters both of whom went on to get master degrees.

3. Will audiences leave the show loving or hating your character and why?
I think the audience will leave loving Rose because 1. She has a lot of funny lines 2. She is the voice of reason and the conscience of the play.

Old Ringers will be performed Nov. 2-17, Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Logan Hall Theater at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston. For tickets, click here.

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