Kayla Haley plays Gwendolen Fairfax in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.
"The Importance of Being Earnest" will run Friday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.
Question: Who is Gwendolen?
Kayla Hayley: She is an aristocrat, the daughter of Lady Bracknell. She is in love with who she thinks is Ernest Worthing, but it's actually Jack Worthing. She either is throwing herself at Jack or sitting quietly because her mother is in the room.
Question: What is funny about the play?
K.H.: I've always loved this play. My favorite scene is between Jack, Algernon and the muffins. It's very funny.