Pssst – the delightful Blythe Haynes, who plays soulful country girl Rebecca in The Killdeer, is afraid of birds! She doesn’t like bacon, either, but that’s a whole different topic. The character of Rebecca in the play is a bird-lover; in fact, she tells Harry (Paul Hardy) that she considers the wild killdeer her own bird, and “I like it as well as I like you.”.
Having confessed her bird phobia to the rest of the cast, Blythe’s now in for some teasing. Today Tricia Brioux, who plays Rebecca’s nemesis Madam Fay, e-mailed Blythe a photo with the headline “Rebecca and me, Rebecca and me” (that’s a taunting line said by Clifford, played by Rob Candy). This is the photo:
To which Blythe responded: “AHHHHH! Tricia – trying to give me a heart attack!? Ha – yikes. I threw my phone when that picture came up!”
Not be outdone, jokester Rob Candy then sent everyone a photo of a killdeer faking a broken wing (as they do), with the headline “The Killdeer ! The Killdeer!” – that’s Madam Fay’s freakout line.
To get in on the joke, come see the play – it opens Friday April 12.