‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ leads talk about their roles

By Isaac Mathewson

Last weekend, FC Theatre’s production of The Scarlet Pimpernel opened to good reviews and modest box office take-ins.

Because many people are still skeptical about this show, the two leads have decided to share their thoughts and feelings about their characters and their roles in the hopes of encouraging more people to see this show.

Senior Collin Jackson, who plays Percy a.k.a. the Scarlet Pimpernel, has described his character as being larger than life and is always trying to make a joke about the situation, no matter how serious it is.

“I’ve never played a character like this; it really expands my acting career.”

Jackson enjoys working with the other leads and he says that they are hardworking and are very funny. He has worked with them for years now and gets along with them really well.

Junior Madeline Coffey, who gives another terrific performance as Percy’s lover Marguerite, says that she is very privileged to play such a different role than what she is used to.

“She is very conflicted, but is very strong and like me she is very straightforward and over-the-top.”

Coffey was very excited for this role as it provided her to take up new acting opportunities, most notably learning how to swordfight.

“This makes a good addition to my acting resume.”

Coffey and Jackson are very happy about their roles in this huge production. Both of them encourage more people to see it because it is funny and has great music.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is about to start its second weekend with performances on tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

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