Monday, July 20, 2009

In the Wings: Guys and Dolls Jr. Meet Nathan Keiller.

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

"Nathan Detroit is a gambler, a crapshooter. He organizes every crapshoot in New York City," Nathan said. "Adelaide, his fiancée of 14 years, wants him to stop running the game and marry her."

Nathan was involved in last summer's camp, which culminated with a production of Pirates of Penzance Jr.

"Last year's camp was a whole bunch of fun, and I wanted to see if this summer's camp would be just as fun," he said.

Nathan concluded by explaining why other young actors may be interested in being part of a Civic summer camp.

"Not only do you meet new people and make friends, but you also build on skills like acting and improvisation," he said. "Everyone acts in real life, even if they don't know it. The camps are a lot of fun."

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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