Thursday, February 13, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Aaron Walker.

Aaron Walker plays Brett in 13, the third show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics, and Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book.

Question: Why did you audition for 13?
Aaron Walker: I auditioned because this is a show with a bunch of kids our age, and I'm glad to have a sense of reality from my world in this production.

Q: Who is Brett?
A.W.: Brett is a ladies man. He's really cocky, he knows he can get any girl he wants. He's a modern-day jerk, a jock kind of guy who thinks he's better than everyone else. I like playing Brett because he is very lively and a high-energy person, and so am I. He likes to have fun with what he does.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
A.W.: 13. You have everything handed to you. Life isn't hard yet, and you don't get your first dose of the real world until you're officially an adult. You've got to enjoy what your parents give you, you have to be grateful.

13 runs Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 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 and $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting This show contains some material that may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences. Patrons are welcome to read a copy of the script prior to purchasing tickets.

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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