Meet the Cast of The Sunset Syndrome – Roseanna Sargent is Sophie

roseannaWhat is your role in this production? My main role in The Sunset Syndrome is Sophie, the eldest daughter of Emily. Sophie is a very caring and protective character especially when it comes to her mother, Emily. I’m also apart of the ensemble playing multiple roles including a health care worker and doctor.

What is your background in theatre? This is my first production with the Walterdale Theatre and in fact in Canada. I have been in many productions in the UK, having grown up in theatre, including working with a ballet company, musical theatre company and a Shakespeare company.

What brought you out for this show? I had been looking to get back into theatre after taking a year’s break. When I saw the casting call for the play I was drawn to the idea of working with a new piece that had never been seen or heard of before. The idea of bringing this whole story to life for the first time was something I just felt I needed to be apart of. The story is incredible.

What do you think audiences will take away from this production? I think anybody who comes to this performance will leave feeling incredibly touched and moved. Our play focuses on a disease that I don’t believe anyone can be exempt from. Everyone in some way has or will be affected by this heartbreaking disease. Whether it be a parent or a grandparent, aunt or uncle, cousin or friend. This is a story that will touch everyone and I hope will help people in understanding the disease from an insiders perspective. It sure has helped me to comprehend what is happening to someone who is living it. It’s a must see!

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