Ariel Laukins plays Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls, the first of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2012. The music and lyrics are by Frank Loesser; the book is by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Next year Ariel will be a junior at West Lafayette High School.
Question: Why did you want to be part of Guys and Dolls?
Ariel Laukins: Last year I did Music Man Jr., and it was a lot of fun spending so much time with people over the four weeks. I wanted to do it again and spend time with my friends.
Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
A.L.: The romance. It sounds cheesy, but it's so cute.
Q: In real life, are you more like a Save-a-Soul person, or are you a gangster?
A.L.: I'm actually probably a gangster.
Guys and Dolls will run July 20 and 21 at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Park, 4449 State Road 43 North, West Lafayette. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
For information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit its website.