Each day, we’ll be introducing you to members of the Riverside Theatre in Park professional and apprentice company…
Today meet Andrew Mehegan and Scot West
William/Lord 2/Ensemble in As You Like It
Andrew Mehegan is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where he appeared in plays including Spring Awakening, The Little Prince, The Bacchae, and Arabian Nights. Last summer, Andrew worked as an acting apprentice at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN, where he got to understudy and learn from some amazing actors, and appeared in the title role in King Lear in the apprentice company show.
“I’ll quote Willy Wonka, ‘Come with meee, and you’ll beee, in a wooorrrllld of pure imagination.’ Truly, I believe both productions are very imaginative, and you will enjoy them very much.”
Hometown: As native of Iowa City, Andrew is very excited to be working in his hometown.
Fun fact about Andrew: Call me Mr. Allergies. And don’t feed me dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, or sesame.
Hobbies: Reading, board gaming, ultimate Frisbee, Calvinball.
Jacque de Boyes/Martext/Lord 1/Ensemble in As You Like It and Salerio in The Merchant of Venice
Scot West happily returns to Riverside where his credits include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Boom and two summer seasons. Other credits include the Guthrie Theatre, the Playwrights Center, Penumbra Theatre, Door Shakespeare, Monomoy Theatre and Iowa Summer Rep. He is currently rehearsing 'thank u 4 a funky time', a solo show about Prince which will be featured at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in August. He received his MFA in Acting at Ohio University.
“Very pleased to have achieved the lifelong dream of wearing a fat suit (not to mention a bald cap) on stage this summer.”
Home base: Chicago, IL
Fun fact about Scot: My father was a professional drummer in Nashville for thirty years
Hobbies: Reading (especially Russian literature), playing guitar & ukulele, playing chess (poorly), going to art museums, eating at greasy spoons, real jukeboxes
Tonight…The Merchant of Venice at 8 p.m. at the Festival Stage in Iowa City’s Lower City Park. Green Show starts at 7 p.m. For tickets call 319-338-7672.