Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In the Wings: Bus Stop. Meet Ted Malone.

Ted Malone plays Carl in Bus Stop, the third show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. William Inge wrote the script.

Question: Why did you audition for Bus Stop?
Ted Malone: It's an interesting play. I hadn't seen the play, but I've seen the movie and liked it. It turns out they're not that much alike. It looked like a great story and it has interesting roles for middle-aged men.

Q: Who is Carl?
T.M.: Carl is the bus driver. He's the tie between the characters on the bus, who provide a lot of the action, and the locals at Grace's Diner.

Q: What is fun about playing Carl?
T.M.: I really love the interactions with the character Grace, played by Stephanie Bosma. It's a lot of fun playing those out and being one of those characters who's observing a lot of the drama, but having witty repartee.

Q: Imagine that you are stuck at 1:30 a.m. in a diner that has a full working kitchen. What do you order?
T.M.: It's got to be either corned beef and hash or some hotcakes. At 1:30 in the morning, I need some starch.

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

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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