Camille Oswald will be playing Amanda, Diane’s daughter who has turned to religion to carry her through some hard times in her life, in Old Ringers this fall. The show marks Oswald’s first time on the 2nd Act Players’ stage.
Read about Amanda here, then come see Oswald on stage!
1. What is your character’s most memorable characteristic?
Amanda’s most memorable characteristic is her steadfastness. For a lot of the play, she stands firm in what she believes, no matter what people may say or think. Of course, she does come around by the end of the show (everyone loves a good character arc!) but if she’s known for anything, it would be the strength of her convictions.
2. What are you drawing on in your own life to play this character?
Most people can relate to feeling misunderstood, myself included, and I think that’s how Amanda views her situation. I, too, can also be quite stubborn when I want to be, so the fact that Amanda won’t budge on certain things really resonates with me. While the things we’re stubborn about are certainly different, I definitely see that part of myself in her. I also like mimosas – just like Amanda.
3. Will audiences leave the show loving or hating your character and why?
I think the audience will love to hate Amanda at the start of the show, but I hope they’ll genuinely love her by the end of it! Over the course of the play, she learns a lot and opens up. I think the audience will love her for that alone, but she is also quite funny, so the comic relief won’t hurt either.
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.