Sunday, November 28, 2010

Announcing auditions: As Bees in Honey Drown


Audition dates have been set for As Bees in Honey Drown, the third staged reading in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2010-2011 season. Auditions will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

Director Kristen Lesniak says those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Copies are available for check-out at the Civic Theatre office.

Evan Wyler has just finished a photo session with his shirt off. No, he's not a supermodel; he's a twenty-something New York writer savoring the success of his debut novel. Defined by the media as the "hot-young" thing-of-the-moment, Evan captures the attention of Alexa Vere de Vere, a black-clad woman of mystery who's made the world of celebrity her home. In fact, it's her religion. Maybe she's a record producer, maybe she's a film agent; what is clear is that she wants Evan to write the screenplay of her life story. Just spend time with me, she says, and you'll learn all you need to know. To Evan, who is gay, it's like an invitation into the world of Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles and Holly Golightly all rolled into one. But once Evan fools himself into believing he loves Alexa, she vanishes, leaving him to foot the bill for all the dinners and Armani suits they've gone through. Trying to find Alexa, Evan discovers a chain of people who have fallen under her spell and acted as her meal ticket. For Alexa has no money, no job, no life of her own-only the one she's created for herself. As Alexa puts it: "You're not the person you were born-who wonderful is?"

The staged reading of As Bees in Honey Drown will be held Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. There will be a brief discussion immediately following. This is a Pay What You Can event.

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