Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In the Wings: Guys and Dolls Jr. Meet Nate Shumate.

Nate Shumate plays Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls Jr., the production mounted during an intensive four-week summer camp led by Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan.

Sky is "a self-involved, cocky gambler who thinks he's better than everyone else," Nate said. "During the show he falls in love with Sarah Brown."

Nate participated in last summer's four-week intensive summer camp, which culminated with a production of Pirates of Penzance Jr.

"Last year was really fun," he said. "I'm in the camp this year because I want to improve my acting abilities."

Nate concluded by suggesting what an audience may enjoy the most about Guys and Dolls Jr.

"People will be impressed because there are a lot of young kids doing a very good job with this show," he said.

Guys and Dolls Jr. opens Friday, July 24 and runs through Sunday, July 26. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performance begins at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529).

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