Sandy Gulliver will be portraying Kathy Ann is the 2nd Act Players’ fall show, Old Ringers. Her character is perhaps the most naive among the group of four women the play deals with. But the old saying “Still waters run deep” could come into play for here before the story ends.
Here, Gulliver talks about her character. Come see her on stage Nov. 2 through Nov. 17, Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. For tickets, click here
1. What is your character’s most memorable characteristic?
Kathy Ann is clearly out of her element, both in the friendly foursome who gather for coffee regularly at Diane’s house, and in the grand scheme they conjure up in order to supplement their incomes. Like most naive people, however, she takes their ribbing and is just glad to be included.
2. What are you drawing on in your own life to play this character?
I have been compared to Goldie Hawn on more than one occasion throughout my life, and I mean her Laugh-In character. I tend to say things in all innocence which makes people laugh. Now, if you were to ask me to say something funny out of the blue, that’s another story. It has to be organic and blurted out without thought.
3. Will audiences leave the show loving or hating your character and why?
From the start, they will take turns having fond feelings for her, pitying her, laughing at her, identifying with her, and yes, loving her. They will be talking about Kathy Ann to their friends the next day, I’m sure. She is a complex person with sides to her, even she didn’t know about.