Jeffrey Wetsch’s turn in last year’s Sugar Road was amazingly well-received and we’re thrilled that he’s back as Chef in our World Premiere of A Pack of Thieves! He’s also graced the Lighthouse stage in Beyond The Sea, The Ghost Island Light, and Melville Boys. You’ve also seend him on the small screen in Rabbit Hole, MayDay, Wayne, Holly Hoodie, Taken, Private Eyes, Bomb Girls, Alias Grace, Mohawk Girls, Saving Hope, Pirates Passage, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle (CBC), Reign, and Rookie Blue (ABC). Let’s find out what will surprise people about this show, what he loves about his character and which celebrity would play it well.
Lighthouse Festival (LF): What’s going to surprise people about this show?
Jeffrey Wetsch (JW): The surprise in this show…is that it’s pure comedy. No holds barred! A show with one purpose…make everyone laugh!
(LF): What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
(JW): The biggest challenge im finding Playing Chef, is being the straight man. It’s not common casting for me. To trust the words to serve up the rest of the characters is a lot of fun but also a lot of responsibility.
(LF): Besides yourself, which celebrity would you like to see tackle this role?
(JW): I would love to see Bradly Cooper or maybe even Chevy Chase in his day!
(LF): What do you love about this character?
(JW): I love Chefs heart. His desire to succeed and care for everyone around him. A real carer of others.
(LF): If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
(JW): What other player would i want to play?? That’s a tough one as every cast member is working so successfully at creating these brand new characters for Norm and the audience. I only see the men who are cast now! Lol