Ralph Frattura

Raffaello Frattura - Theater Actor
  1. When did you first become involved at Sunset Playhouse and what areas have you been involved with here at the Playhouse?

This season marks my 30th year at Sunset as an actor. I’ve done a few shows at other places, but most of my work has been here. My first show was The Man Who Came To Dinner (1985), directed by the great Alan Furlan.

  1. If you are working on a Sunset show right now, what is your role?

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. I play Dr. Watson.

  1. If an actor, what has been your favorite role to date and what is your dream role?

That’s a tough question. I loved playing Rick Steadman in The Nerd. But I also enjoyed serious roles like Poirot in Black Coffee and Juror #11 in 12 Angry Men. Recently, I had a lot of fun as the father of the bride locked in the bathroom in Plaza Suite, even if I did suffer a few injuries.

I don’t know that I have a “dream role.” I’d like to try Shakespeare some time. I also wish I could sing – I’d love to be in musical!

  1. What do you enjoy most about the Sunset?

What I always tell people is “Sunset is as close to professional as I’ll get.” I know it’s tough making a living as an actor. I tried in my youth. Sunset provides the opportunity to work in a professional environment.

  1. When not at Sunset, how do you spend your time?

I design and develop software for a living, so that’s another creative outlet for me. I also love to cook – Italian food! I’ve got an awesome Carbonara recipe that will knock your socks off!

  1. What is your favorite color/food/movie/TV show/book/musical or play?

Color: Azure Blue (hex #007FFF) The color of the sky on a clear summer day.

Food: Pizza (REAL pizza, not with weird stuff on it like pineapple).

Movie: Godfather 2

TV Show: The Big Bang (I AM Sheldon, not the intelligence part, the quirky part)

Book: DaVinci Code (actually, I loved all the Dan Brown books).  Oh, and Harry Potter.

Musical: Les Miserable

Play: I don’t think I could pick just one.

  1. What is your favorite quote?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet” – Abraham Lincoln