Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Announcing the cast: Great Moments in Indiana History

Director Abby McClure has announced the cast of Scott Haan's "Great Moments in Indiana History: a Comedy 200 Years in the Making," a production of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Summer Theatre Institute.

Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, 920 E. State Street, Lafayette.

The cast includes:

* Victoria – Mary Dewell
* Summer – Kyla Moffitt
* Ariel – Addie Gorden
* Jonathan Jennings – Meredith Roberts
* Townsperson – Kalli Emrich
* Abe Lincoln – Omar Almakki
* Wm. Henry Harrison & Benjamin Harrison – Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin
* May Wright Sewall – Allie Roberts
* Ray Harroun – Rhys Darr
* Sheriff Holley – Faith Helton
* Deputy – Kalli Emrich
* Amelia Earhart – Amelia Goins
* Mrs. Shepard – Meredith Roberts
* Jean Shepard – Rhys Darr
* Nurse – Micah Davis
* Truck Driver – Grace Williams
* Bobby Knight – Omar Almakki
* Engineer #1 – Micah Davis
* Engineer #2 – Emma Brehm

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Announcing the cast: 10 x 10 x 10, the Fourth Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

Ten directors have announced the casts of the plays in 10 x 10 x 10, the fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The festival will run Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.

The plays and casts are:

"Joshua Sausage and His Teacher Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum Starring in 'The Wrong Shirt' by Steve Martin, directed by Laurie Russell
* Kiki Pineapple - Joy Bosma
* Inez Cupcakes - Lily Serrano
* Anna Macadamia - Amelia Janney
* Joshua Sausage - Leo Crampton
* Victor Mango - Josiah Lewis
* Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum - Kathy Dietz

"Under the Floorboards" by Brittany Barnes, directed by Zachary Gregory
* Receptionist - Abby McClure
* Jake - Neil Radtke

"One Good Cell" by Evan Myers, directed by J.S. Green
* Linda - Jessica Robinson
* Aileen - Kat Braz
* Michael - Michael Kaiser
* Conor - Lyle Janney

"Presto" by Timothy Lewis, directed by Marisa Simmons
* Brandy - Sky Yoojin Jang
* Morty - Bill Knapp

"Get the Hell out of My Office!" by Shane Guenin, directed by Tori Rosa
* The Playwright - Cyrus Hulen
* Zeus - Zachary Gregory
* Bernard - David Dietz

"It's Hard to Say" by Laurie Russell, directed by Paul Addison
* Robin - Julia Colby
* Delia - Sydney Cason
* Husband - Chris Fulk
* Young Soldier - Andy Bertodano
* Accompanist - Carol Downard

"You Can't Get There From Here" by Scott Haan, directed by Neil Radtke
* Rita - Julie Doan
* Sean - David Dietz

"A Solemnly Questioning Air" by J.S. Green, directed by Kyle Borcz
* Nadine - Stephanie Bosma
* Parker - Lyle Janney

"Positive+" by Neil Radtke, directed by Scott Haan
* McKenzie - Molly Synesael
* Jack - Quentin Knuppel

"You're in My Thoughts" by Scott Haan, directed by Dakota Walker
* Girl - Helen Sorensen
* Her Brain - Brittany Smith
* Boy - Cyrus Hulen
* His Brain - Zachary Gregory

Monday, May 16, 2016

Introducing the cast of J.S. Green's "The Kegger"

Director Beth Butram has announced the cast of J.S. Green's "The Kegger." It won Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's original script competition and will receive a staged reading May 17 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre.

Charley Jennings works at a job he hates. His family life veers from crazy to just depressing. His only anchor is his best friend, Loober, who once saved Charley's life. Now Loober has gotten in a jam with a fast-talking con man and Charley must save him. But things don't work out as planned.

The cast includes:

* Charley Jennings - Bill Knapp
* Loober Close - Eric Francis
* Jimmy Haffner - Rick Siler
* Shane Jennings - Charlie Long
* Charlene Jennings - Stephanie Bosma
* Patrolman/Volm - Tom Losey
* Partygoer/Narrator - Anna Burman

The May 17 staged reading of "The Kegger" is a Pay What You Can Event. It begins at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Introducing the cast of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Director Steve Martin has announced the cast of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the fifth and final production in the MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances will be May 6-21.

The cast includes:

* Vanya - Larry Sommers
* Sonia - Beth Butram
* Cassandra - Michelle Bonora
* Masha - Amy Long
* Spike - Michael Greenan
* Nina - Annie Stoker

Monday, April 4, 2016

Soliciting scripts for the fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival: April 15

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is soliciting playwrights to submit previously unproduced scripts for its fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Up to 10 scripts will be produced June 3-5, 2016, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

* Only residents of the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation may submit. These counties include Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

* Submissions must be sent as a PDF or Word document to

* Playwrights must include a title page with the play's title, playwright's name and contact information. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the script.

* The second page of the submission should include the title, a list of characters and the setting.

* The play should last no longer than 10 minutes, which often translates to 10 pages in the script, not including the title page and the character/setting page. Plays that last longer than 10 minutes will not be considered.

* There is no cost to submit a script. Playwrights are limited to submitting no more than 2 scripts.

* Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2016.

* Response date: No later than April 29, 2016.

* Contract: There are no royalties paid at this time.

* Cast size: Casts small than 5 characters are preferred.

* Content: No restrictions. Please keep in mind technical limitations of the festival. Shows with multiple locations, extensive technical requirements or large casts will have less chance of being selected.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a community theatre located in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Its home is the historic Monon Depot Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 155.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Introducing the cast of "The Hundred Dresses"

Director Julie Doan has announced the cast of "The Hundred Dresses" by Mary Hall Surface, based on the book by Eleanor Estes. It is the fourth and final show in the Civic Youth Theatre season.

Performances will be April 8-10.

The cast includes:

* Maddie: Sofia Alge
* Peggy: Ashlyn Short
* Cecile: Bliss Ulery
* Wanda: Alanna Short
* Ms. Mason: Addie Gorden
* Shellie Reeves: Molly Synesael
* Willie: Matthew Roberts
* Jack: Aidan Clemenz
* Mr. Petronski: Jared Baumann
* Jake Petronski/Mr. Svenson: Xander Haan
* Maddie Doll: Sadie Alge

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Announcing the cast of "Anything Goes"

Director Kate Walker has announced the cast of "Anything Goes," the fourth show in the 2015-2016 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances will be March 4-13.

The cast includes:

Reno Sweeney – Kate Martin
Sir Evelyn Oakley – David Dietz
Billy Crocker – Mason Mclary
Hope Harcourt – Lizzy Bruni
Moonface Martin – Drake Meed
Bonnie LaTour – Caitlin Benner
Angel – Charity – Olivia Tharpe
Angel – Chastity – Becky Bruni
Angel – Purity – Melissa Kershaw
Angel – Virtue – Liz Walker
Elisha Whitney – Craig Martin
Evangeline Harcourt – Mary Anne Cecil
Captain (Reginald Strong)/Ens. – Tracy Rosa
Purser (Lance White)/Ens. – Troy Brooks
Steward (Mr. Bartlett)/Ens. – Gary Holman
Convert/Sailor – Tyler Jewart
Bishop Henry T. Dobson/Ens. – Kyle Borcz
Reporter/Ens. – Kayla Haley
Girl 1/Ens. – Eva Brunnetti
Girl 2/Ens. – Abigael Johnson
Girl 3/Ens. – Katie Schneider
Ensemble – Annie Furtner, Anna Burman, Emily Fricke, Kerry Arnold, Lee Ann Arnold, Valerie Figg, Candace Borcz, Laura Ramiro-Moreno, Joyce Gordon, Vanessa Gresham Miller, Brian K. Morris
Featured Dance Ensemble – Beth Sands, Julie Fischer, Josie Luptak, Madeleine Scherer,

Maddie McLaughlin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Announcing the cast of "Stuart Little"

Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of Joseph Robinette's "Stuart Little," based on the book by E. B. White. It is the third production in the 2015-2016 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances of "Stuart Little" will be Feb. 19-21. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for ticket availability.

The cast includes:

* Stuart Little – Clara Sands
* Narrator – Amelia Goins
* Mr. Little – Jacob Gutwein
* Mrs. Little – Lillian Serrano
* George – Isaac McDaniels
* Snowbell – Lynlee Rice
* Dr. Carey – Mathew Roberts
* Margalo, a bird – Isabella Zollner
* Harriet Ames – Emilie Franklin
* Actor 1/ Malty/ 1st Neighbor – Laura Bras
* Actor 2/ Babette/ 2nd Neighbor – Elliana Trice
* Actor 3/ Tige/ 3rd Neighbor – Maddison Cree
* Actor 4/ Angie/ 4th Neighbor – Colleen Pedley
* Doctor – Addison Edwards
* Woman with Newspaper/Reporter – Sofie Alge
* Bus Driver – Mia Burgett
* Leroy – Ashton Moffett
* Referee – Payton Hallada
* Zeke, a trashman/Bureau Chief – Alana Short
* Hank, a trashman – Justin Cree
* Pigeon – Sadie Miller
* Mr. Clydesdale, a patient – Gabriel Paulet
* Miss Swenson, dental assistant – Bryn Gutwein
* Storekeeper – Emma Painter
* School Superintendent – Sarah Snapp
* Telephone Repairman – Lenny Witt
* Henry Rackmeyer – Brayden Beaver
* Mary Bendix – Molly Miller
* Katherine Stableford – Isabelle Parent
* Harry Jamieson – Lucy Edmundson
* Child 1/Spectator/Passenger – Cecelia Pearl
* Child 2/Spectator/Passenger – Aubryn Middleton
* Child 3/Spectator/Passenger – Sadie Alge
* Child 4/Spectator/Passenger – Bliss Ulery
* Child 5/Spectator/Passenger – Gracie Tucker
* Child 6/Spectator/Passenger – Elizabeth Haymaker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Announcing the cast of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or, the vibrator play"

Director Kate Martin has announced the cast of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or, the vibrator play," the third staged reading in the 2015-2016 season.

The staged reading will be Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The cast includes:

* Dr. Givings - David Dietz
* Mrs. Givings - Julie Doan
* Mrs. Daldry - Jessica Robinson
* Mr. Daldry - Steve Martin
* Annie - Mona Bapat
* Elizabeth - Tiara Gibson
* Leo - Drake Meed

Monday, December 21, 2015

Announcing the cast of "The Rainmaker"

Director Bill Knapp has announced the cast of N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker," the third MainStage production of the 2015-2016 season.

The show will run January 22-February 6.

The cast includes:

* Lizzie Curry - Andrea Yough
* HC - Eric Francis
* Noah Curry - Jeremy Gerrish
* Jim Curry - Aaron Newton
* Starbuck - Jeff Spanke
* File - Allen Banning
* Sherriff - Brian Morris