Sean Lauren loves playing the funny guy

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The Hartland Players Mainstage production of “Rumors” by Neil Simon will be entertaining the community Feb. 23 & 24 and March 2 & 3 at the Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon Street, Hartland. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, March 2, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, March 3.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and are available at the Cromaine Library or online at www.hartlandplayers.org. Tickets are also available at the door 30-minutes before showtime if the show is not sold out.

Until opening night, we’ll introduce you to the main members of the production.

About Sean Lauren
I am a father of four, husband of one, and an autonomous software engineer at General Motors. I am a geek for all things science and gaming, and I love to make people laugh. Programming for virtual reality is my top hobby along with house remodeling, various do-it-yourself projects, writing, blogging, and reading books about how the human mind functions.

How did you get involved with this production?
I was attending a Hartland Soup where I met Jenifer Thomas. I learned of her Hartland Players involvement to which she easily roped me in.

Have you been in any other theatrical productions? If so, what roles did you play?
Yes. My first production was “Annie” just last year. I played the villainous Rooster and had an amazing time with the extremely talented cast.

Who is/are your inspiration?
I must say that Jim Carey really inspired me early on toward acting and being the funny guy. Morgan Freeman helped balance-out the crazy with his superior mature persona. I now enjoy the breadth of Dwayne Johnson’s career and revere the work of Steve Carell.

Favorite part of being in the production?
The people! It is so amazing getting involved with such a talented set of unique individuals all working together on something we mutually love doing.

What can the audience members expect when they see the show?
They can expect to laugh their heads off at an astonishing rendition of a hilarious play.

What are the high points/challenges of your role?
As Ken, I take charge of a rather complicated situation. This is confounded by going half-deaf during the show and requiring that I balance the ensuing hilarity of confusion with my respectable insight and logic.

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