A conversation with John Skelley (Harry Potter), Yanna McIntosh (Hermoine) and David Abeles (Ron), from the production of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a sequel to the Harry Potter books and films, playing in two parts at the Curran in San Francisco, hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
With a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” takes place as Harry, Ron and Hermoine are approaching forty years of age, and their children (Harry is married to Ron’s sister Ginny) are now going to Hogwarts School for Magicians.
John Skelley, Yanna McIntosh and David Abeles have all been acting in theatre, film and television for the past several years. John Skelley and David Abeles understudied their roles in the Broadway production, and the Canadian Yanna McIntosh is new to the role in San Francisco. They discuss their visions of the roles and the play, and how they prepare as actors.
An extended 40-minute version of this conversation can be found as a Bay Area Theater podcast.
Also: Review of “The Tale of Despereaux” at Berkeley Rep.