Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In the Wings: The Fox on the Fairway. Meet Aaron Newton.

Aaron Newton plays Justin in The Fox on the Fairway, the fourth show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Ken Ludwig.

Question: Who is Justin? What is he like?
Aaron Newton: Justin is a young, timid, na├»ve character. He’s in love with Louise, and very eager to prove himself to Mr. Bingham. He thinks he knows more than he does.

Q: What is fun about playing a character like Justin?
A.N.: It’s really fun to bring out this clueless, baffled idiot kind of character that I usually don’t get to play.

Q: What will an audience enjoy about The Fox on the Fairway?
A.N.: For the gentlemen, there is some gentlemanly humor. Because the show is about golf and golf balls, there are some obvious jokes. There also are witty comments and subtle humor. The interaction of the characters also is enjoyable.

Q: Of all the actors in the cast, including you, who would have a tantrum on the golf course after missing an easy putt?
A.N.: Me. I’m notoriously bad at golf, and I tend to miss putts even at the Putt-Putt Golf Course. I get a little bit upset, so I have to go with myself.

The Fox on the Fairway opens Friday, March 8 and runs through Saturday, March 23 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Rush Tickets may be available before each performance for $8.00 for students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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