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Centerstage Theatre hooks 'Catfish Moon'
By JANICA LOCKHART
Trudy Barnett doesnt need a gold ball for her performance with Centerstage Theatre, but is used to bowling with one.
People come up to Barnett and ask her if she is the mini-gold ball bowler from the new Washington State Lotto commercial.
It is a little bit weird being recognized from the commercial, Barnett said.
Barnetts next adventure in acting is playing Betty for Centerstages production of Catfish Moon, which opens this Friday and runs until Aug. 17.
Barnett said she enjoys playing women like Betty, a very strong, intellectual woman from the South.
Catfish Moon explores the relationship of three male childhood friends and a woman who brings a little bit of trouble to their bond of friendship.
It is not a deep-meaning play and is the study of relationships, said Rod Pilloud, director.
Dean Wilson, who plays one of the three friends, thinks people will find that Catfish Moon is a funny, two-hour play.
I hope people go away having had an enjoyable evening, said Wilson.
This play is simply for enjoyment, said Pilloud, who has been a part of several productions for Centerstage, including A Texas Romance, Picnic and Of Mice and Men.
Barnett said she began acting in high school and didnt really devote time to her acting career until two years ago. She began taking acting classes and got an agent, who got her the Lotto commercial.
She has been in several productions for Centerstage, including The Foreigner, Greetings and Crimes of the Heart.
Barnett hopes to keep on acting. I am really enjoying myself right now, she said.
The show runs through Aug. 17. Tickets and information are available at 661-1444.
Janica Lockhart is a news intern. She can be reached at 925-5565 and firstname.lastname@example.org