Meet the Cast of Hunchback #2

The Hunchback of Seville is a co-production with The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, so it’s bringing a lot of new faces from their program to our stage for the very first time. CCM is home to some of the finest young talent in the nation and we’re thrilled to let them loose in our theatrical playground to show you what they’ve got.

Let’s meet three more of the students who’ll be appearing on our stage this October!


Name
Rachel Baumgarten

Role
HRH, Queen Isabella of Spain

Bio
Rachel is a senior in CCM Drama, originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA.  At CCM, she’s been seen as Mercy Lewis in The Crucible, The Old Woman in Macbeth, and Debbie in The Heidi Chronicles, as well as a number of characters in Transmigration: A Festival of New Works over the years.  Rachel is crazy excited to be performing at the Know for the first time, and she’s ready as ever to channel her inner queenliness as HRH Queen Isabella of Spain.

You’re from Philly?! Could you-
Yes, I can absolutely tell you where to go for the best cheesesteak in the city (Tony Luke’s, obviously).

What is your quest?
Happiness, love, and pizza.

If your character were suddenly transported to modern times, what do you think would shock them the most?
Freedom of speech!

If you were the crippled twin sibling of an all-powerful monarch and got locked in a tower so
no one knew you existed, what three books would you like to have with you to read?

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Fight Club by Chuck Palanhiuk, and any of Ina Garten’s cookbooks.

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
…Really?


Name
Alice Skok

Role
Espanta

Bio
Alice is a senior in CCM Drama and is thrilled to be part of the outrageous cast of Hunchback, and to finally have some people in which to confide. Some past University productions include The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth, Metamorphoses and Transmigration Festival pieces [Cult]ured, Ever Mine, Ever Thine, Ever Ours and 2122 Michigan Avenue]. She has studied with the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and completed internships with Nancy Nayor Casting and Perry-Reece Casting in Los Angeles.

If you could go back and visit any point in history, when and where would you go, and why?
Forward. To when I can escape the burdensome secret of my heart-breast.

If you discovered a new world, what would you name it?
Espanta.

If you were the crippled twin sibling of an all-powerful monarch and got locked in a tower so
no one knew you existed, what three books would you like to have with you to read?

Books? Excessive education is a dangerous thing gentle spectators!

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
Please, get your feet off the furniture.

If your character were suddenly transported to modern times, what do you think would shock them the most?
Vacuums!!!


Name
Meg Olson

Role
2

Bio
Meg is a sophomore at CCM from the frozen tundra of Minnesota. In the previous year, she appeared in The Red Coat(Mary) and Julius Caesar (Calphurnia). She also appeared in Transmigration: A Festival of New Works (Neutral and Nonpartisan or The Ethics of Deception), and most recently seen in Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam at The Bloomington Civic Theater in Minnesota. She is so thankful and excited to be a part of this show.

What is your quest?
To pet all the dogs in the world. Every last one of them.

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
Fuck you.

If you discovered a new world, what would you name it?
Tacocat. It would be easy to spell because Tacocat backwards is Tacocat. It also implies that this land would have an abundance of tacos and cats, and I think that would draw in a lot of tourists.

What can Meg do that very few people know about?
I have a spot on impression of the noises a turtle makes whilst mating. It’s just as weird as it sounds.

If you could go back and visit any point in history, when and where would you go, and why?
I would probably go back to Bethel, New York on August 15, 1969. Woodstock would be a great story to tell the grandkids, if I am able to remember it.