The Fire This Time would like to present Lisa Strum of Pia Wilson’s “The Flower Thief” now at The Red Room Theatre. Read on to find out more about Lisa and the role she is playing in the show.
Who are you playing in “The Flower Thief?
I’m playing Adult Angela in The Flower Thief. She is a woman driven by suspicions and self doubt. She is married to Clark, the love and pain of her life who she believes is always cheating on her. What she desires most in life is to have a “normal” life filled with babies, a house in a good neighborhood, a dog, dinners in front of the tv, and to be loved and appreciated by her husband.
Do you share any similarities with your character?
Am I similar to Angela? Angela is beautifully human. Flawed. She wants a better life for herself, to have love in her life…to be enough. These are all things that I can identify with.
What is your favorite thing about this piece?
My favorite thing about this piece (other than the sheer brilliance of the writer) is that the characters are so rich and complex. An actor comes to this play with permission to LIVE fully in their humanness: the beauty, the pain, the ugliness, the hope, the love, the disappointment, the longing…it’s a gift to the actor.
What do you love about the theatre?
I love everything about it. I’ve spent most of my life being immersed in it. It’s my soul place.
What is your favorite flower? Why?
I love sun flowers. They just make me smile.