Do people ask you for restaurant recommendations near the Guthrie? Where do you send them?
I often say Sanctuary because I had a really beautiful meal. The atmosphere was fantastic and they treated us well and the food was great. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there!
Are there things you avoid eating before a performance?
With this show I eat at 4 p.m. so I don't have a full stomach for the show. I usually have something very light. I make vats of soup when I'm doing a show and freeze it in individual containers - I love the whole soup idea because it's healthy and filling and easy to store. Tonight I'm having a really yummy beef soup over soba noodles. I also have something light after the performance, like a turkey sandwich or cereal.
Have you ever been in a show where you had to eat on stage?
You know, nowadays that's not so popular, there's very little to munch on. It's a lot of plastic food. I think it's because it's hard to make food constantly for every show.
When you're not at the Guthrie where do you like to eat?
I'm a northeast Minneapolis resident, so I frequent restaurants up there. Mondays are my night off, so if I get a chance to go out with my husband Mark we go to Sen Yai Sen Lek on Central Avenue for Thai.
Being a native of Idaho, do you consider the tater tot hotdish a bastardization of your state's signature export?
I just went out to Grumpy's recently - that's a big place people go after shows - and I had some of the best tater tots I've ever tasted. So I don't take too much offense.