Andrew Meyer plays Will Masters in Bus Stop, the third show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of GreaterLafayette. William Inge wrote the script.
Question: Why did you audition for Bus Stop?
Andrew Meyer: I wanted to expand as an actor. I've never done a pure drama, I've always done musicals, so I wanted to try my hand at being an actor and nothing else.
Q: Who is Will Masters?
A.M.: Will Masters is the sheriff in the town where Grace's Diner is located. He's very business-minded when it comes to his job. He looks to keep the peace and keep everyone happy.
Q: What is fun about playing Will?
A.M.: I get to use my bass register, that's fun. Will is a very solid character, so I can be big and puffed up most of the time.
Q: Imagine that you are stuck at 1:30 a.m. in a diner that has a full working kitchen. What do you order?
A.M.: Biscuits and sausage gravy.
Bus Stop runs Friday, January 17 through Saturday, February 1 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com
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