Friday, March 26, 2010

Announcing the 2010-2011 Season: MainStage Series

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will produce 5 plays at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette during the 2010-2011 MainStage Series. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth age 18 and under.

The Taffetas by Rick Lewis and Arthur Whitelaw
  • * September 10-26, 2010
  • * It's 1950-something, and Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna, four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national television singing debut. "Spotlight on Music," a fictitious weekly 1950s television show on the real-life Dumont Television Network, sets the framework for an evening of some of the greatest hits of the 1950s. The Taffetas pays tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes. Spend an hour and a half with The Taffetas and their three-piece band, and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12-inch black-and-white screen!

Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on Mitch Albom's book of the same name

  • * November 5-21, 2010
  • * Maybe it was a grandparent, a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. He rediscovers Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

All My Sons by Arthur Miller

  • * January 28-February 13, 2011
  • * During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop that made airplane parts. When several servicemen die as a result of defective parts, Deever is sent to prison. Keller goes free and makes a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the one of the young Keller sons was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The tensions lead to a dramatic conclusion that changed the face of American Theatre forever.

Out of Order by Ray Cooney

  • * March 11-27, 2011
  • * Richard Willey, a British government minister, plans an affair with a typist from the opposition. Things go wrong when they discover a dead body in their hotel room. The Minister calls in his PPS to sort out the mess and from then on matters go rapidly from bad to worse with assorted hotel staff, guests and just about everybody else intervening! Out of Order is a romping, hilarious farce that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles.

Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

  • * May 13-29, 2011
  • * A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

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