Name: Marcia Gienapp
Role in Brother of All: Ensemble
What is your idea of happiness? Scuba diving on a reef teeming with life
What is your idea of misery? Spending time in Best Buy
What is your greatest fear? Drowning in a swamp
What characteristic do you admire in others? Honesty
What characteristic do you dislike in others? Pretentiousness
What is your chief characteristic? Pragmatic
What is your principle fault? Negativity
What do you do to relax? Make quilts
Favorite color? Purple
Favorite flower? Blue hydrangea
Favorite food? Buttered noodles
Favorite drink? Beer
Favorite swear word(s)? Dang
Favorite author? Peter Hessler
Favorite play? Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Tent or luxury hotel? Luxury hotel
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Cake or pie? Cake
Sledding or surfing? Surfing
Standing up or lying down? Lying down
Who is your hero in real life? How can a negative, pragmatic person who hates pretentiousness have a hero?
Favorite character you have ever played? Mrs. Rittenhouse (Animal Crackers)
Character you would most like to play? The ingénue in anything—but I guess it’s too late.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Raising my children into awesome young adults
If you made up a legend, what would the title be? The star mother
Favorite thing about working at Chicago Street? Getting to know such a variety of people
Favorite line in Brother of All? “Not another made-up egg story.”
What is your motto? I’m sorry. You’ve mistaken me for someone who cares.