Monday, January 19, 2009

In the Wings: The Man Who Came to Dinner. Meet Crystal Coulson.

Crystal Coulson plays Lorraine Sheldon in The Man Who Came to Dinner, the third production of the 2008-2009 Mainstage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script was written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

"Lorraine is in England, trying to win the heart and the mansions of Lord Bottomley," Crystal explained. "Sheridan Whiteside calls her to Ohio to read a play written by Bert Jefferson. Bert is involved with Maggie, Sheridan's assistant, but Lorraine tries to break them up because Maggie once made her a laughingstock. There's a bit of revenge involved in Lorraine's story."

Crystal was interested in auditioning for The Man Who Came to Dinner after reading the script.

"I couldn't stop laughing when I read Lorraine's lines. She's very dramatic and over the top, and she reminded me of myself," she said.

The Man Who Came to Dinner opens January 30 and runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through February 15. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, please call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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