Interview with Counting the Ways’ Michael Kruse & Emily Bailey

Nagoya Players veteran Performers Michael Kruse and Emily Bailey sit  down for an interview with NP’s Creative Director, Shawn Mahler.

Michael has been performing with NP since the 1990s and has taken on a wide variety of roles in everything from Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Fresh-faced Emily started with NP in 2019 on our production of The Gift of the Magi and was recently cast as a lead in NP’s 2022 production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

The power couple of Michael and Emily will be on stage together in Edward Albee’s Counting the Ways. It is a charming, hilarious, and thought-provoking two-person show all about love — or the lack thereof:)

In the interview Michael and Emily discuss Albee, the show’s themes, and their characters. Michael will be playing HE, and Emily will take on SHE. The chemistry these two have been developing is pretty special.

Please watch their performance as part of the Edward Albee Showcase.

Edward Albee Showcase

Edward Albee Showcase
April 15-16
13:00 & 18:00
Sasashima Studio