Meet the actors: Marcia Gienapp

Name:  Marcia Gienapp 

Role in Brother of All: Ensemble 

What is your idea of happiness? Scuba diving on a reef teeming with life

What is your idea of misery? Spending time in Best Buy 

What is your greatest fear? Drowning in a swamp 

What characteristic do you admire in others? Honesty

What characteristic do you dislike in others? Pretentiousness

What is your chief characteristic? Pragmatic

What is your principle fault? Negativity 

What do you do to relax? Make quilts 

Favorite color? Purple

Favorite flower? Blue hydrangea 

Favorite food? Buttered noodles

Favorite drink? Beer 

Favorite swear word(s)? Dang

Favorite author? Peter Hessler 

Favorite play? Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

Coffee or tea? Coffee 

Tent or luxury hotel? Luxury hotel

Cats or dogs? Dogs 

Cake or pie? Cake

Sledding or surfing? Surfing

Standing up or lying down? Lying down 

Who is your hero in real life? How can a negative, pragmatic person who hates pretentiousness have a hero?

Favorite character you have ever played? Mrs. Rittenhouse (Animal Crackers)

Character you would most like to play? The ingénue in anything—but I guess it’s too late. 

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Raising my children into awesome young adults

If you made up a legend, what would the title be? The star mother

Favorite thing about working at Chicago Street? Getting to know such a variety of people

Favorite line in Brother of All“Not another made-up egg story.” 

What is your motto? I’m sorry.  You’ve mistaken me for someone who cares.