The Reluctant Ressurection of Sherlock Homes
directed by: Dennis Curley
Character: Conan Doyle
Actor: Michael Chew
WHAT WAS THE FIRST PLAY YOU WERE IN, AND WHAT ROLE?
MICHAEL CHEW: I can't remember the name of the play but it was in Grade 2 and I was Santa Claus. I spent the whole show stuck in the chimney because I had too many cookies in my pocket.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ROLE YOU'VE PLAYED?
MC: My favourite role so far has been Lenny Ganz from Neil Simon's 'Rumors' because he was just sooooo uptight. Doyle has been the hardest so far.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM ROLE TO PLAY, OR PRODUCTION TO BE IN?
MC: My first pick would be Pontius Pilot in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. It would be nice to get cast against type (physically). Also, if I could play the Devil in Randy Newman's version of 'Faust' I'd jump at it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF BEING INVOLVED WITH THIS SHOW?
MC: This is an outstanding cast but probably the biggest excitement is working with Dennis Curley as the Director again and working with Sean Carsley (who plays Sherlock Holmes) who I've known for over 35 years. Having grown up together I feel it gives us an edge and a sense of safety when approaching Holmes and Doyle.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
MC: Spaghetti and meatballs.....or bacon.....or shrimp.
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD PEOPLE BUY TICKETS TO THIS SHOW.
MC: People need to come see this show because director Dennis Curley and the cast have strived for excellence and have gone far outside the box. People will be amazed at some of the things they're going to see. It's going to be an event, an experience. Sorry, that's 3 sentences.