Azuka snagged the chance to ask a few Failure: A Love Story related questions of our cast and crew.
So…without further ado…
Meet Kevin Meehan (Mortimer Mortimer)
What is your favorite time of day?
The hour of the pearl. The moment between day and night when time seems to stop and examine itself. – for all you Steinbeck fans, a little nod.
Describe one thing you had to share with your siblings.
When we were both of age, my brother and I had to share the family car. It was an 1989 maroon Plymouth voyager. The thing lasted forever. But once I was able to drive it became somewhat a point of contention. Also it was the car my father used so his need trumped both of ours. Also this meant we had to drive my younger sister places.
What is one other book, film, song, or work of art that reminds you of ‘Failure’ and why?
Rothko paintings. They’re self contained and totally engulfing. You stand there and stare into the color and it wraps itself around you. Like a memory. And looking at a Rothko you only have the memory of the moment before which is the color and that leads you to the next moment which is the color. It’s like a snake eating its own tail.
What is your favorite moment when working on a new production?
When you get to the point where you know the piece well enough to know what you don’t know.
Any childhood pets?
Yeah – we had a bunch. At least 3 hamsters, hermit crabs, a turtle. But the dog I grew up with was the best. Her name was jasmine and she was this brown mutt with a weird lump on her head. She was calm and lovable and I was probably a little rough with her was I was little and wanted to play. I’ll never forget the day in the 5th grade when we had to put her down. She was just old and everything was failing her. We kids said our goodbyes and went to school while my dad took her to the vet.