Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In the Wings: Monster in the Closet. Meet Jaliel Thomas.

Jaliel Thomas plays Jamie, the head sprite, in Angela D. Stewart's "Monster in the Closet," the fourth and final production in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The show runs April 17-19 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

Question: What is fun about Jamie?
Jaliel Thomas: Sprites live in the woods and have glow all over them. I like camping, so I like this part.

Q: Why did you try out for "Monster in the Closet"?
J.T.: I want to be a real actor, and it's fun. The most fun things are the glow, having friends and playing games before practice.

Q: What do you think the audience will like most about the show?
J.T.: When the Mom is dancing, the dream weavers, and when the girls catch the monsters. They're fussing and talking at the same time. I like that part.

Q: The characters think there are monsters in the closet that will scare them. What do you think would be a fun place to scare someone?
J.T.: In a museum with creepy statues standing. You don't know if they're alive or not alive, or if they are real statues.

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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