Thursday, September 24, 2009

In the Wings: Our Town. Meet Cody Walker.

Cody Walker plays Editor Webb in Our Town, the first production of the 2009-2010 Civic Youth Theatre season of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is by Thornton Wilder.

Cody was already familiar with the works of Thornton Wilder before he auditioned for this production.

"I was in Wilder's one-act play The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden," he said. "I love his plays. If I wasn't in the show, I would have loved to work on the crew."

Cody described Editor Webb and his relationship to his family.

"He is editor of the Grover's Corners Sentinel, Mrs. Webb's husband, and Emily and Wally's father," Cody said. "He is a fun-loving father, he doesn't yell or punish his kids. Although the entire family is close, the relationship he has with his kids seems closer than what his kids have with Mrs. Webb."

Cody said audiences will remember the play's theme after the show ends.

"The play stresses that people should never take anything for granted and pay attention to everything around them," he said.

Our Town runs from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Shows on Friday and Saturday evenings begin at 7:00 p.m.; the show on Sunday afternoon begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under.

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

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