Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Kevin Bayley.

Kevin Bayley plays Haemon in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Kevin Bayley: I read the play in tenth grade in English class and enjoyed it. I thought it would be so much more interesting in a theater. I had worked with Neil Radtke before, and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity.

Q: Who is Haemon? What is he like?
K.B.: Haemon is Creon's son and Antigone's bridegroom. He is all about keeping the family together. He doesn't want any fighting to happen, but Creon forces that.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
K.B.: I really like Pan because there's not a lot about him. There's a mystical veil around him. I like nature, I like that whole vibe that he gives off.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, 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 by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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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