Welcome to the second installment of our Q&A featuring the cast and crew of Redwood Curtain’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, written by Richard Bean and directed by Rae Robison. This week we feature Jeremy Webb & Megan Johnson.
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
July 2 to 25 (Gala opening will be Friday, July 3. No performance Saturday, July 4)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinee on July 19 at 2pm.
Brighton, England. 1963. Fired from a skiffle band, Francis Henshall finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancee’s gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother’s killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero’s other ‘guvnor’. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion and his own mammoth appetite, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. This hilarious comedy received 5-star reviews from every London newspaper and was the hit of the 2012 Broadway season.
“If you’re not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication.” – Hollywood Reporter.
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Megan: This is my first time working with Redwood Curtain. You would have seen me more recently as a witch in Macbeth or “The Moaner” in The Vagina Monologues this year.
What character do you play? Tell us something about them.
Jeremy: I play “Everyman”, a handful of incidental characters such as policeman, bar man, and taxi driver. Also Alfie, a 87 year old waiter with a pacemaker.
Megan: I am playing Dolly, a promiscuous feminist who has high aspirations in life and the professional world.
What attracted you do doing his show?
Jeremy: Every show I participate in is a chance for me to expand my skill set as an actor, influence people I’d not have met otherwise, and grow as a human being.
Megan: I am very fond of the music and the time period. I have yet to be in a show set in the sixties.
What do you hope audiences come away with as the leave the theatre?
Jeremy: I hope the audiences come away exhausted from laughing, and perhaps a new found appreciation for their lives which, hopefully, don’t involve serving two contrary employers at the same time.
Megan: I could point out the important messages about feminism and homosexuality, but really, this show is just about having a good lawyer.