“Mary Beth Evans: Sweetness Turns Dream Girl,” Soap Opera Weekly, August 25, 1992

Mary Beth Evans:  Sweetness Turns Dream Girl Soap Opera Weekly, August 25, 1992 By Janet Di Lauro For six years Mary Beth Evans was the epitome of sugar and spice as Days of our Lives’ Kayla Brady Johnson. (Her character was even nicknamed Sweetness.) So it seems fitting that Evans be cast as a “dream girl” in the play All This and Moonlight, a romantic comedy by Charles R. Johnson currently at California’s Beverly Hills Playhouse.  Evans, who’s been away from daytime for three months, was asked to do the project by the play’s producers, Timothy Dale Agee and Brittain Frye (ex-Bone, Santa Barbara), who perform in the play as well. “They called me up because they knew my work from Days of Our Lives, and thought I would be right for the part of Ellie,” she says, describing her character as “really lively and a lot of fun. Kayla became very ‘un-fun’ on my last year at Days. I was very interested in doing a comedy, because it had been so long since I had played anyone who laughed.” The premise of the play, coupled with the producers’ “flexibility,” enticed Evans. “The producers said they would work around my schedule,” she explains, “They even got a different actress to perform in Sunday matinees (Suzanne Tara, who plays Remi on General Hospital) because I told them I would like...

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