Meet the Cast: Mitch Paxton

MITCH PAXTON was most recently seen at CST in Snow White as Prince Charming.

What character are you playing?

I am playing Dan Dwyer.

What aspects of your character do you find most interesting?

I find it interesting that, even though he's hurt and this a reoccurring thing, he won't tell anybody about Coach Knipsy (a.k.a. Mr. Whip) beats him.

What do you find most interesting about the play?

Seeing how all of these different people from different walks of life come together to get through the hard times of being a high school junior in 1967.

What has been most challenging for you as you have prepared for this play?

Connecting with Dan on a level that I'm able to portray his pain, but also stubbornness as well.

What has been the most rewarding?

Meeting all of the fantastic cast and getting to know them. We are so close and have such a great time together!

What can audiences expect when they come to see this show?

To have some tears jerked, there are quite a few moments that are very powerful, but also very funny ones too.

What are your thoughts on Chicago Street Theatre and the opportunities it provides for teen actors?

These opportunities I have here are amazing, I've learned and have grown so much. There's nothing around here better for young thespians to get involved in!