Meet Eric Dino

YOUR NAME: Eric Dino
YOUR CHARACTERS NAME: Karl Lindner
CHARACTER TRAITS: White Middle Class, Polite, Measured
FAVORITE LINE: “You just can’t force people to change their hearts, son”

Had you read or seen the play before this production and if so can you share your first experience/reaction after reading/seeing the play?

I didn’t see the play and I never read it until recently. My first reaction was amazement at how contemporary it felt for being written 60 plus years ago.

Why did you become interested in this production?

Its a classic piece of American literature told in such a truthful way. Each character is so developed, real and timeless. I just love the play.

Do you share any similarities with the character you are portraying?

None.

This show takes on the themes of racial intolerance, the discovery of one’s culture and sacrificing for family – all themes that are still relevant in today’s world. How are you preparing to tackle these themes and what message do you want to portray to audiences?

For me, it’s portraying the subtle reality that not everything you see in a person is what they actually are.