Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Shane Guenin.

Shane Guenin plays Malcolm 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?
Shane Guenin: I worked with Tamzin Malone on a lot of plays, and I wanted to prove to the world that I can kind-of, sort-of sing.

Q: Who is Malcolm?
S.G.: He is one of the cool kids, but he thinks he's cooler than he is. In his gang of three guys, he's third in command. He knows that one day he'll still be third in command. But he's happy being at the bottom of the ladder. He is so unlike who I am, he's incredibly stupid and I'd like to think I'm a bit above him. His lines are golden.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
S.G.: 42. Everyone knows that's when you find the meaning of life.

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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