Meet the Cast of Guenevere – Derek Kaye is Lancelot!

HeadshotWhat is your role in this production? I’m playing the role of Lancelot. He is Guenevere’s lover and King Arthur’s right hand man. He’s a man of honor, brave, and fiercely loyal. The love he has for  both Guenevere and Arthur is deeply rooted and cherished.
What is your background in theatre? At Walterdale? I’ve loved doing theatre since I was a kid and this is my second show at the Walterdale, my first being A Man of No Importance. It was so much fun and I met so many great people in that production that when I saw Eric Smith was directing this show I said that myself “that’s going to be another fun ride” and here we are!

What do you think audiences will take away from this show? This is such a unique show for the reason that it’s an original Greek tragedy which is a format that isn’t seen very often in modern-day theatre, and the themes that are presented are as true in our lives nowadays as they always were. I hope that the audience connects with these characters like we all have and takes the emotional journey with us.

What has bee your biggest challenge? A challenge that I’ve had to face doing this show is not dying from laughter! The material is heavy emotionally so to be able to laugh and have fun is important and we have had that in droves! Also playing with swords and pretending to fight people; hello, six year old Derek, you don’t ever have to grow up!

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