Meet Stuck Elevator's Lowell Abellon, and find out what his favorite cookie joint is in San Francisco.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Name: Lowell Abellon
Role: Understudy for Raymond J. Lee


Lowell Abellon
Stuck Elevator runs April 4–28.
Learn more about the production and order tickets.
What are your preshow/postshow rituals?
Preshow: I jump around in the wings before I go on stage. Postshow: I rush home to watch who got voted off my favorite reality TV show.

What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
Anthony's Cookies on Valencia Street.

What is your favorite song and why?
"Giant White Balloon" because it's wonderfully sad and pessimistic.

The ensemble plays various characters to draw out the complexity of the main character, Guāng. Can you share one aspect of Guāng that is illuminated by your character(s)?
Guāng wants to be a hero for his son, Wáng Yuè. Culturally, this story is quite common. A lot of parents leave their homeland in pursuit of the American Dream to provide a better life for their children back home.

If you were to battle it out with a monster, who would you be and what would be your super hero power?
I'd be the monster. My powers would be rapid regenerative healing and power mimicry.

We're impressed with your stage credits! Can you tell us a little more about your experiences in the world premiere of The Kite Runner?
Being in The Kite Runner was a blessing; it's how I got my Equity card. The play was really impactful. At the end of every show, when the stage goes black, we would always hear this kind of cathartic release from the audience, which proves there truly is power in storytelling. We also went kite flying and attempted kite fighting and running at Garin Park. It takes a ton of skill; we left with bloody fingers and hands.

Read Lowell Abellon's full bio on the A.C.T. Stuck Elevator show page.


 
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