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Riding with Tony Rossi

We asked EL Stories XI cast member Tony Rossi to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through September 14th.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word? Presents (Who doesn't like presents?!)
2. What is your least favorite word?
I see what you're doing here. I am not telling. If I do, you're just going to keep saying it around me.
3. What turns you on? Girls who like baseball. Also, girls who have been to New England and love it. So really any girls who like the Red Sox.
4. What turns you off? Lazy people, anyone hesitant to go after their dreams, and girls who like the Yankees.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of the ocean. 6. What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of guys who grunt at the gym. Guys, we don't need to hear you while you work out. Or look at you for that matter. Stop checking yourself out in the mirror.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Haha, it's the F word, with the word "tard" after it. 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Not many know this, but I love baseball. I'd kill to be a ballplayer.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
I would absolutely hate to be a waiter. In the Gold Coast. At a Chinese and Thai restaurant. That just doesn't sound appealing at all. 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"GO RED SOX! Sorry about Bobby Valentine."


TONY ROSSI made the move to Chicago in the fall of 2010 after receiving his B.A. in theatre performance from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Chicago credits include Eclipse Theatre (Ah, Wilderness!), Factory Theatre (Toast of the Town, Black and Blue), Fury Theatre (Seven Points for Love), and most recently with Trip Theatre (Hope). He takes voice lessons and has taken ballet at Visceral Dance (where he was the most handsome man in the class). Much love to both his New England and Chicago families – especially his Tango Sur North friends – for always supporting him on this crazy and exciting road! @_tonyrossi