Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Trailer

Inside Artes de la Rosa with Abel Flores Jr.

Today Artes de la Rosa sits down with recent Birthday Boy Abel Flores, Jr. who can soon be seen onstage in Artes de la Rosa’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof playing the role of Reverend Tooker.
• Born & Raised:
I was born in Houston and raised in Wills Point, TX.
• Education: I’m currently a Junior at UTD and I’m an Art & Performance major.
• Zodiac Sign: Leo
• First Play/Musical You Ever Saw: My first play I saw was Antigone at my high school.
• Must See TV Show: Seinfeld
• Why you work in theatre: There is nothing like theatre. It’s demanding, challenging and the moments I spend onstage don’t compare to anything else I’ve done in life. It gives me the opportunity to have a different perspective on things. Plus, I like cast parties.
• First Role: C.C Showers in The Diviners
• Favorite Play: It’s a tie between The Odd Couple and The Producers.
• Pop Culture Guilty Pleasure: I could watch Food Network all day.
• First Stage Kiss: I was Paul in Barefoot in the Park. It was a lot of kissing for a first stage kiss. I’ve never brushed my teeth so much.
• Pre Show Rituals: I like to stretch and chat it up with my fellow castmates.
• Special Skills: I’ve been told I’m good at some impersonations. I’m a big fan of Christopher Walken….just saying.
• Worst Costume Ever: I played an old man in One Act Play in high school and had to shave the top part of my head so I could look like I was balding. You can take off a bad costume…you can’t take off a bad hairdo.
• Favorite Post Show Meal: Beer and Nachos (lots of both)
• Biggest On Stage Mishap: It wasn’t so much a mishap as it was a series of unfortunate events. I was in a production where more than half of the cast and crew had the flu during the last weekend of shows. It was grueling!
• Best thing about Fort Worth & the North Side: Artes de la Rosa!!!