Olivia Florence blog

Can you tell me your name and where you’re from? My name is Olivia Florence and I am originally from Hamden. I’m now living in Willimantic.

Did you ever come to Long Wharf as a kid? Have you been here before? Yes I have. It’s always been a dream of mine to be working in this theatre so to be honest I’m really excited about being here. I’ve always had a great respect for the shows that have been performed here. I’ve always just been fascinated with theatre and my love of it definitely grew from being here as a child.

Can you tell me about the character that you’re playing? I’m playing the role of B. B is a 9 year old tenacious little spitfire with an objective of being in the air and flying. She loves Amelia Earhart and everything that has to do with the sky. For her there are no limits.

What’s your favorite thing about the show? What I really love about this show is just how it can strike a chord with a person of any age. I think it can do a lot of different things for a lot of different people and I think there’s true value in a show that’s able to touch the hearts of people ages nine to ninety. I’m excited to be a part of that.

What has been your favorite part of the rehearsal process so far? My favorite part of the process is definitely just getting closer with the cast and getting to know my director and everybody that I’m working with. I just have such a great respect for everybody involved in all aspects of theatre so it’s really nice to get to see how things are done in such a great space, especially at Long Wharf.

What would you say to kids coming to see the show? Buckle up and get ready for a great adventure on a flight you’ll never forget!