Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In the Wings: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Meet Omar Almakki.

Omar Almakki plays Will Scarlett in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, the fourth and final production of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Question: Why did you audition for the play?
Omar Almakki: I was in Arcadia with Tamzin Malone, who is directing this show. I borrowed the script from Julia Spratt during an Arcadia rehearsal and really liked it. So I decided, "Yeah, I'll try out for it."

Q: What is Will Scarlett like?
O.A.: He's the wise guy in the Merry Men and the only smart one besides Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. He's snarky and he looks out for himself. I'm also snarky and look out for myself.

Q: What will an audience enjoy about The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood?
O.A.: Everything's hilarious. It's got a lot of humor for a young audience.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood runs April 12-14 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. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting

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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