Monday, March 19, 2012

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Meet Cody Walker.

Cody Walker plays Sir William Lucas in Pride and Prejudice, the third show of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Jon Jory based on the novel by Jane Austen.

Question: Why did you audition for Pride and Prejudice? Did you know the novel before you auditioned?
Cody Walker: I hadn't read the novel before auditions, but since rehearsals began I did read it. I auditioned because I want more experience with classic shows.

Q: How would you describe Sir William Lucas?
C.W.: He is a very rich man who throws two balls a year. Everyone who's anyone shows up to them. He tries to get Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to dance.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
C.W.: They'll really enjoy that it's funny.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
C.W.: I think so, yeah.

Pride and Prejudice opens Friday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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