Monday, September 21, 2009

In the Wings: Our Town. Meet Max Curtis.

Max Curtis plays Constable Warren in Our Town, the first production of the 2009-2010 Civic Youth Theatre season of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is by Thornton Wilder.

Max made his Civic Youth Theatre debut in the 2008-2009 season production of Rudyard Kipling's The Just So Stories. One of his friends said being involved with Civic Theatre is a lot of fun, and he wanted to become involved.

Before auditioning, Max knew nothing about Our Town.

"But the script sounded fun," he said, "and I wanted to try it. I'm having a lot of fun so far."

Max said Constable Warren checks on security in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, where the play is set.

"In the morning, he walks around to check the doors on people's houses," he said. "He's also a friendly person, so he'll chat with people while he makes his rounds."

Max said the audience will remember the performances in this production.

"There are a lot of younger kids playing older people in the show," he said.

Our Town runs from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Shows on Friday and Saturday evenings begin at 7:00 p.m.; the show on Sunday afternoon begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under.

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

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