We asked the cast and crew of Tigers Be Still to answer 5 questions inspired by the play. Here’s how Felicia Leicht, who plays Grace, responded.
1) What is a movie that you could watch over and over again?
There are a bunch. Ones that I have watched countless times? Jaws, Empire Strikes Back, Moonstruck, The Iron Giant, just to name a few. But if we’re going with guilty pleasure 80s romantic movie, I’d have to say: Dirty Dancing.
2) Which TOP GUN character do you most identify with and why?
I’d have to say Carole (the Meg Ryan character). She has nothing to do with the flying, and she loves Goose (who is by far my favorite character in the movie.)
3) How do you take care of yourself after a break up (or when you feel down)?
Depends on the type of heartbreak. In some cases, I haven’t wanted to eat a thing, and just want to watch fluffy, brain candy TV and movies to distract myself. But that’s more of the exception. My usual pick-me-up is the fluffy viewing material combined with eating all my favorite foods: spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate, etc. And soup. I always find soup comforting.
4) Describe your first job.
My first job was babysitting, and my first paid gig involved caring for a three year old and a one year old from 6:30pm until one in the morning, when I was only twelve years old. I couldn’t believe it. I knew myself to be fairly responsible for a twelve year old, but I still couldn’t fathom how parents could possibly entrust their two small children to someone so young, well into the middle of the night.
5) Have you ever been up close and personal with a wild animal? How did it go for you?
I can’t really say that I have. I always enjoyed the zoo as a kid, but was not much hiking, camping, or generally venturing out into the wild. The beach and the ocean have always been my preferred type of nature. The closest experience I have is probably having a school of dolphins swim right past me, less than ten feet away, while I was swimming down the shore. I just wish one of them had taken me for a ride.
Felicia is a recent graduate of Villanova University’s Graduate Theater program where she was an acting scholar and a recipient of the Brian G. Morgan Award. She has performed regionally with Philadelphia Artists Collective, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, Plays and Players, and the National Constitution Center among others, and has also co-created and performed original works for the Philadelphia Live Arts, Philly Fringe, and Berkshire Fringe Festivals. Next up, she will be appearing in Revolution Shakespeare’s Five Kings.