Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In the Wings: Children of Eden. Meet Sara Tyner.

Sara Tyner plays Eve in Children of Eden, the fourth production of the 2008-2009 Mainstage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, the book is by John Caird.

Sara was a big fan of Stephen Schwartz before she auditioned. She especially liked his work on Wicked, and she enjoyed reading the music for Children of Eden.

"His lyrics are very important," Sara said. "An audience will miss a lot if they don't pay attention. The lyrics may include a joke or a detail that will be important later in the show."

Sara explained what drives Eve during the action of the show.

"Eve is a curious person and very sassy, so when you put those two things together you often find quite a bit of trouble," she said. "Eve has an innocence about her in the beginning, but she's complex and has a thirst for knowledge. She likes to know things and likes to ask questions. She's a lot like a five year old in that way."

Children of Eden opens March 6 and runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 22. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. There also will be a performance Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 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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