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When Luke Thibeau was asked to get involved in Crown Valley Theatre’s first production, the 15-year-old actor was more than interested, even if it meant he’d have to travel from Mount Moriah to Pasadena to do so.
Crown Valley Theatre will be staging “Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad … Who Messed Them Up)” at Pasadena Place on Friday night.
Thibeau knows the directors, Emily Park and Seonaid Stark, through other theatre interests and they asked if he wanted to take part. He’s been cast in the role of the dad, who messes up the bedtime stories he reads to his kids.
“It’s the retelling of some classic children’s stories from a dad who really just wants to go to sleep,” said Thibeau.
The kids help him along to tell the stories, which are really family friendly stories about characters people know and love.
Getting involved in the production, despite the drive for rehearsals, has been a good experience for Thibeau, who is no stranger to the stage.
He’s been acting on and off since Grade 3, and as a member of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s youth program in Corner Brook, has gotten more involved in doing plays in the last year or two.
He’s enjoying his venture with Crown Valley because it’s a real community-based production with people of all different ages and backgrounds, including some who are new to theatre.
“I really enjoy the group co-operation and teamwork that goes into doing a play.”
He said it’s really exciting to see all of the different elements come together.
“And it’s really fascinating to see all the behind the scenes stuff, too.”
Thibeau is excited to get on stage and is enjoying himself so much that he said it’s possible that he’ll get involved in more Crown Valley productions in the future.