Next up in our series of interviews with the students involved with POE is Sophie Sons. Sophie is a student at Community High School. You might recognize her from this summer’s production of Into the Woods, Jr. In POE she gets to try her hand at one of Poe’s most famous poems, “The Raven.”
MMT: Sophie, how old are you?
MMT: Where do you live?
Sophie: I live in Roanoke county.
MMT: What’s your favorite poem or story in the show?
Sophie: My favorite story is “The Pit and The Pendulum.” I love how suspenseful it is and I like the surprise ending.
MMT: I think I might already know the answer to this, but what’s your favorite character that you play?
Sophie: My favorite role is in “The Raven.” I get to play someone who is going insane, which is new for me.
MMT: How long have you been doing shows and classes at Mill Mountain?
Sophie: For two years.
MMT: Relatively new to us, but we are glad to have you! Did you know about Poe before being in this show? What’s something you’ve learned about him or his writing since starting rehearsals?
Sophie: I did know about Poe before doing this show, and I’ve learned that many of his stories include a little piece of his own story.
MMT: And finally, what’s your favorite word you’ve learned from this show?
Sophie: Tintinnabulation, which means a ringing or tinkling sound.
MMT: That’s our second vote for that word. It’s a popular one! Thanks again, Sophie! We will see you this weekend!
And we also hope to see you! POE opens on Saturday (Oct 22nd) at 1pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door!