Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In the Wings: Children of Eden. Meet Jaymes Osborne.


Jaymes Osborne plays several roles in Children of Eden, the fourth production of the 2008-2009 Mainstage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, the book is by John Caird.

Justice Marie Fuller, one of Jaymes' friends, convinced Jaymes to audition for the show. He also decided to audition because he liked the script's interpretation of God and the creation of humanity.

"It's done creatively," he said. "The audience will remember that and the music, which will touch them. One of the best songs is sung by Eve, and she expresses how she feels something inside her that is different."

Jaymes plays a snake, one of Noah's sons and a storyteller in the show. He explained how he meets the challenge of creating several fully developed characters in a show.

"It comes naturally," he said. "An actor looks inside himself for an element that can be used to flesh out the character."

Children of Eden opens March 6 and runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 22. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. There also will be a performance Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, please call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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