MEET “THE DINING ROOM” CAST: Lilly Gerrits, actor

All this week, the Livingston Post will be profiling cast members of the Howell High School Performing Arts Department’s production of “The Dining Room.”

Lilly Gerrits

Lilly Gerrits, 17, is a senior at Howell High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Margaret Gerrits, and she has two siblings, Joe and Timmy. She is involved with the International Thespian Society, and in the A Capella and Classicality choirs, and Highlander Chorale. Her hobbies include reading, making music, and games with her friends. Her future plans include financial stability.

The Livingston Post asked her a few questions:

How did you get involved with the production?
I had fun with previous shows and choir performances, and figured that it was my last year to be involved.

Have you been in any other theatrical productions? If so, what roles did you play?
I was in a student run blackbox production last year called “Hallmarks of Horror,” which was sort of a parody of horror movies and tropes where I played a bunch of background characters.

What do you most enjoy about being part of the production?
I liked being a part of something that was bigger than me, there was a lot of different moving parts in the production, and everyone had to work together to make it run smoothly.

Who is/are your inspiration(s)? Why?
Honestly, I am inspired by everyone that I meet. Every single person that I have ever crossed paths with has had some kind of effect and has influenced me in some way.

What’s your favorite part of the experience of being in the production?
Once again being a single part of something bigger and the sense of community that comes with that, I love getting to know everyone in the cast, and just making something with other people.

What can audience members expect when they see the show?
A huge difference from a normal show, with lots of kinds of scenes and tones that are all different and all matter in such different ways, It’s a really interesting type of show that I’m super excited about.

The Howell High School Performing Arts Department presents “The Dining Room” March 18-21, 2021. The production will be presented at 7 p.m. on March 18-20 and at 2 p.m. on March 21. There will also be a live-streamed performance at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Seating is limited to 150 patrons per show, with assigned seats. Tickets are available online at

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