This morning I got a chance to talk to Kirk Lynn, the mind behind the incredibleness that is Cherrywood to talk about life, love, and moving on after the Cherrystorm. He was just as gracious and polite as a Texas man should be.
Hi Kirk! How's your summer going?
Best summer ever.
I had a baby with my wife
I have a novel that is maybe just about to be bought
and I am working good these days.
Are you a professional actor?
I acted in a couple shows and it was miserable.
I stay nervous the whole time.
I can't get it through my head that people can't hear my thoughts.
So I am definitely an amateur.
I see. Plus you live in lousy Texas. I bet it's too hot to be an actor there.
Did you get to see Cherrywood in Chicago?
We are getting into what we call THE ACTING SEASON, when the weather cools down enough to act.
I know the acting season.
I did see Cherrywood in Chicago with a good good friend of mine who was from there and was always like, NO, Chicago is not just a big mall in the midwest, it is an actual city. So I went with him and was so happy!
What did you think?
Of the show in general, and the chicks in particular.
I had a lot of thoughts. At first I was embarrassed, because I thought OH NO, THE WRITING IS GOING TO STINK PANTS.
But then I relaxed and got to just be there in the acting and the direction and forget about myself.
Seeing 49 people on stage is hot.
Was that what you imagined the show to look like? Were you in discussion with anybody before it got started?
they just kept coming on...which is how i like it. And Ithink there should be more people making out in plays. always...
Cromer would text me these great questions. So i had some idea what he was thinking. But it was funny to only be able to respond by text.
I think we have only spoken once or twice by non text.
Do you think David Cromer is a witch?
So...Why do you hate WalMart so much?
They paid for all that product placement. Mr. Walmart was like, MY BUSINESS IS DYING BECAUSE I CANNOT GET MENTIONED IN PLAYS...
and I was like, I WILL MENTION YOU... FOR A PRICE!
I love Walmart. I really would like to steal a bunch of their stuff.
Good luck with THAT, buddy. You know where you can steal really good stuff? Forever 21.
i need diapers. do you realize how much a were baby poops!
You have a WEREBABY!!?
also, I heard a rumor that Barnes and Nobles, as a policy, does not stop shoplifters. I am just saying I heard it.
My baby drinks the milk!!!!
Your baby sounds creepy, but still beautiful.
It takes one to know one
So Kirk, if you could say one wonderful thing to the now defunct cast of the hottest play of the miliennium, what would it be?
And don't say something gay.
Oh please, I want to be with them. In a serious kind of way. I want to get a lake house and have a reunion in which a lot of shit gets broken and then in the morning when they all wake up and the cops show up and they all get arrested I want to leave a note that says, THIS ISn'T EVEN MY LAKE HOUSE it is just some random Lake person's lake house who doesn't even live here but wastes their life in the concrete city when they know they are a lake person, so don't you waste your life too like that...you are too beautiful! And then I would arrange it so that I pay for all their bail and David Cromer is their parole officers, all of them.
That answer can be printed out and cut up and smoked.
That is beautiful. Best of luck, Kirk with everything from your fans in Chicago, and raise your baby right and have a taco for lunch.
kisseessss! See you at the opening of Cherrywood II, the Milkening!