Friday, September 25, 2009

In the Wings: Our Town. Meet Sydney Cason.

Sydney Cason plays Emily Webb 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.

Sydney has acted in several Civic Youth Theatre shows, and wanted to be involved with Our Town because it is a classic script.

"During rehearsals I've learned to work with period language and movement, as well as create a complex character," she said. "It's always interesting learn more about characters like Emily."

Sydney said Emily is an intelligent 16-year-old girl living in a small New Hampshire town with her mother, her father and her younger brother. Emily also has a crush on her next-door neighbor George Gibbs - played by Nathan Keiller in this production - a crush that she barely admits to herself.

Sydney concluded by focusing on the themes of Our Town.

"As the audience listens to and watches all three acts of the play, they'll realize that each one has a deep message," she said. "Our Town examines issues about life that people sometimes are afraid to look into."

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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