Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Lew Wallace

We asked EL Stories XII cast member Lew Wallace to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through November 23rd.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word?
Conundrum. It sounds like you're playing the Tympani's when you say it.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Consumerism. The word itself, and everything that comes with it, just makes me want to vomit.
3. What turns you on?
A truly great idea. That "A-ha!" moment.
4. What turns you off?
Acquiescence. Wake up!
5. What sound or noise do you love?
A reassuring voice.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
I know it sounds strange, but I hate the sound of birds chirping in the morning. Basically, any reminder that I have to get out of bed. I love my bed.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck. Call me old fashioned, but for me, it's never been outdone. Saying it feels like a really good sneeze.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A travel writer. I mean, come on. How'd they manage to get that job?
9. What profession would you not like to do?
A systems analyst. I don't even know what that is, but it sounds boring as hell.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Don't worry - money's no good here. Just people."


LEW WALLACE is a newcomer to Chicago, making this his first production in the Windy City since moving here from Cleveland last year. While in Cleveland, he both acted in and wrote several productions. Original productions include his one-man show, Jesus is Dead... and Jerry Garcia is God, the aptly titled 30 Awkward Minutes with Pat and Glenn, and the short play The Myth of Cleveland. He was also involved in world premier plays at Cleveland Public Theatre including Don't Call Me Fat, and Akarui. He is very excited and honored to be working with the Waltzing Mechanics!