A Lighthouse favourite, Stephen Sparks returns for some air time with On The Air.
Stephen Sparks is very familiar with the Lighthouse Stage, having starred as Charlie in Lunenburg, Holmes in Baskerville, Multiple roles in Screwball Comedy. He’s also written, along with his wife, Shelley Hoffman, Buying the Farm & Smarty Pants. He’s back this summer in On The Air so let’s find out what he thinks about this production, who should see it, and who would play him in a movie!
Lighthouse (L): What’s going to surprise people about this show?
Stephen Sparks (SS): I think people will be surprised and delighted by the snappy dialogue in the show. The characters voices are so authentic and individual. When you put the five of them together it’s a comic symphony
L: Call someone out by name: who must come see this production?
SS: Who works at the local radio stations around here?
L: What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
SS: Well Buck is a pretty big character, both on the page and how I’ve interpreted him. The challenge is to make sure he still lives on the same planet as the other people in the play.
L: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?
SS: Brad Pitt. Obviously. And if he’s not available then David Rosser.
L: If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?
SS: If I had a magic wand and I used it to get cast in a show rather than end war and famine… well let’s just say my mother would have some stern words for me!