Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Missing How To Eat

I am so thrilled that Steve Martin took the time to do a post on the upcoming production of How To Eat Like a Child, and Other Lessons in NOT Being a Grown Up, the delightful show that opens on Friday. Civic Youth Theatre is truly one of the greatest treasures in the Greater Lafayette Community. Every year well over 100 youth participate in shows, classes and camps, not to mention the hundreds more that attend the shows.

In my two years here, I have found the Civic Youth shows to be delightful, well produced, well performed and a great learning opportunity for the youth who participate. The fact that almost every single participant, excluding the directors, of these shows are all under the age of nineteen make them all the more impressive.

I sadly will miss the festive events on Friday, as I am in Richmond Virginia designing lights for a production of Peter Pan. The rather large production is taking place at Theatre IV, not only the largest theatre in all of Virginia, but also one entirely dedicated to producing shows for family. Not only shows that are family friendly, but shows that are programmed to appeal to the entire family. Some of the shows that Theatre IV has produced over the years include, The Wizard of Oz, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Cinderella, The Magic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and many many more. The shows at this theatre are all performed by adults, but with the young attendees clearly in mind. The theatre company also puts out several touring companies every year, in fact at least one tour a year performs in our very own Long Center of the Performing Arts each year, so several area youth have been exposed to this wonderful company through school field trips. Working at Theatre IV for several years (1996-2004) gave me an appreciation of how theatre can touch people and affect their lives, especially when they are exposed to the art in their young, formative years. This is what CYT does.

Please support these youth as they embark on yet another wonderful show.
How To Eat Like a Child - Schedule:

Day Date Time

Thursday 4/17/2008 7:00 PM – Pay What You Can preview performance

Friday 4/18/2008 7:00 PM – OPENING NIGHT

Saturday 4/19/2008 2:30 PM

Saturday 4/19/2008 7:00 PM

Sunday 4/20/2008 2:30 PM

Tickets Adult $7.00 –

Youth $5.00 – 18 and under

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