Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In the Wings: Monster in the Closet. Meet Kevin Bayley.

Kevin Bayley plays Toady 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 Toady?
Kevin Bayley: He's very passive and he will bend to the Dream Queen's will very easily. It's fun to play: to cringe and be absolutely loyal yet terrified of the queen.

Q: Why did you try out for "Monster in the Closet"?
K.B.: I saw that Laurie Russell was directing it, and I wanted to work with her one more time. She is clear cut, she knows what she wants and she doesn't waver in her direction of the show. I crave that artistic direction.

Q.: What are some of your favorite memories you'll have of Civic?
K.B.: The friendships, all the people I've met. My time here has been a wonderful experience. Also, you grow as a person when you have to portray other people. You learn about yourself. I value that.

Q: What do you think the audience will like the most about the show?
K.B.: They will enjoy the talent and skill displayed by the younger actors. It's not every day you get to see younger kids expressing themselves in a setting like this.

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?
K.B.: The dentist's office or the surgeon's table. Because once a person is tied down and can't go anywhere, you're free to do with them as you please.

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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