Thursday, March 26, 2009

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet Kevin Barlow.

Kevin Barlow plays Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, the third production of the 2008-2009 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play was written by Oscar Wilde.

The play is one of Kevin's favorites. He said it is a very witty script. As with Jessica Hoffmann, this is his final production with Civic Youth Theatre because he is graduating from high school soon.

Kevin shared details about Jack's character.

"He wants to be married to Gwendolen more than anything," he said. "He starts out a lot more like Algernon, but changes when he realizes that his cover is blown. Later in the show, he doesn't know how to deal with Algernon pretending to be his brother."

He concluded by suggesting what an audience may most remember from the production.

"I hope people will especially take note of the clever script and witty dialogue," he said. "It's a very well-written play."

The Importance of Being Earnest opens April 3 and runs through April 5. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more information about the show, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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