Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Announcing Youth Classes - Home School: Session 2, Jan. 8-Feb. 13


Lori Portner, Director of Education and Outreach at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has announced the schedule for Youth Classes – Home School.

These are the classes scheduled for Session 2, Jan. 8-Feb. 13:

Discovering Theatre
* Home School, ages 3-6 years
* Thursdays, 9-10 a.m.
* Students will discover the world of theatre using stories, imagination, games and crafts.
* The cost is $85.00.

Performing Theatre
* Home School, ages 7-11 years
* Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.
* Students will learn to create and perform monologues through games and improvisation.
* The cost is $85.00.

Celebrating Theatre
* Home School, ages 12+ years
* Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon
* Students will learn about the many aspects of theatre by being cast and performing in a 10-20 minute play.
* The cost is $85.00.

Civic Theatre students will gain an appreciation of theatre arts, as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of teamwork, discipline, focus and commitment, all while making new friends and having fun with their peers. Students will also benefit from an enhanced sense of self-image and confidence while they foster self-expression and develop creative acting skills.

Our curricula are designed to give students the best of both worlds—training in the acting technique plus real experience onstage through “Take a Bow” showcases at the end of each 6-week session performed for family and friends.

To register for a class, visit Civic Theatre's website and download a form, or call 765-423-7529 for assistance.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Announcing Youth Classes: Session 2, Jan. 8-Feb. 13


Lori Portner, Director of Education and Outreach at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has announced the schedule for Youth Classes.

These are the classes scheduled for Session 2, Jan. 8-Feb. 13:

Imagination Theatre
* Ages 3-4 years
* Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m.
* Students will use stories, theatre games and crafts to imagine theatre.
* The cost is $60.00.

Creation Theatre
* Ages 5-6 years
* Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
* Students will create theatre using their imagination, stories and movement games.
* The cost is $60.00.

Exploration Theatre
* Ages 7-8 years
* Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
* Students will explore the world of theatre using improvisation and character creation.
* The cost is $85.00.

Production Theatre
* Ages 7-11 years
* Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
* Students will bring together all the elements of theatre, be cast in a 10-20 minute play and perform at "Take a Bow" showcase
* The cost is $85.00.

Construction Theatre
* Ages 12+ years
* Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
* Students will construct scenes using monologues, dialogues and improvisation.
* The cost is $85.00.

Civic Theatre students will gain an appreciation of theatre arts, as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of teamwork, discipline, focus and commitment, all while making new friends and having fun with their peers. Students will also benefit from an enhanced sense of self-image and confidence while they foster self-expression and develop creative acting skills.

Our curricula are designed to give students the best of both worlds—training in the acting technique plus real experience onstage through “Take a Bow” showcases at the end of each 6-week session performed for family and friends.

To register for a class, visit Civic Theatre's website and download a form, or call 765-423-7529 for assistance.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.


Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette wishes a Merry Christmas to our sponsors, patrons, audience members, volunteers, staff members and, most of all, you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Announcing Adult Classes – January 2012


Lori Portner, Director of Education and Outreach at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has announced the schedule for Adult Classes in January 2012:

Audition Techniques for Adults
* Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noon
* This is the year you are going to audition for a show at Civic Theatre. Join this class and learn techniques that will help you get the role you've always wanted.
* The cost is $25.00.

Getting Your "Act" Together
* Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-noon
* Learn theatre techniques that when applied to your daily life can help you achieve goals, increase organization skills and your memory.
* The cost is $25.00.

To register for a class, visit Civic Theatre's website and download a form, or call 765-423-7529 for assistance.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Share Your Thoughts: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular


Now that The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about the show? What were your thoughts about the performances? The story and theme? The design? What were the standout moments?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What is on your theatre-related wish list this holiday season?


The gift-giving season is just around the corner. What theatre-related items are on your wish list this year?

Maybe it's equipment to build sets and set pieces.

Or maybe a coffee table book filled with paintings so you can explore artists' use of light and shadow.

There are costume design books filled with fashions from the Stone Age to contemporary times.

Maybe you are looking for an anthology of plays, or one play in particular. Or a biography of one of your theatre role models.

And of course, there are always tickets to a show in Lafayette, at Purdue, and in Indianapolis, Chicago and other cities.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette has a wish list, too. It's published in the program for each MainStage production and the summer/holiday shows. If you can provide the following, contact Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) and let Steve Koehler, Lori Portner and Bob Sauers know:

Microphones for a wireless system
MP3 player
Office desk
Large whiteboard/dry erase board
LCD projector
Combination TV/DVD player
Large paper cutter
Civic Theatre documents or memorabilia
Theatre reference materials, books and scripts
Large plastic storage bins
Drill press
Sponsorships: MainStage show sponsorships begin at $2,000. Civic Youth Theatre show sponsorsihps begin at $500
Rehearsal space

Whatever is on your wish list this year, enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Announcing the cast of Farragut North


Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of Farragut North, the third staged reading in the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Beau Willimon.

The cast includes:

Stephen - Aaron Newton
Paul - Craig Martin
Ben - Zack Campbell
Ida - Kristen D. Singleton
Molly - Jessica Searight
Tom - David Dietz
Frank/Waiter - Bill Knapp

The staged reading of Farragut North will be Tuesday, January 24 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can Event.

For more information about the staged reading, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit its website.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Deadline for Young Directors Project applications


Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is seeking high school students from the 14-county Tippecanoe Arts Federation area to direct one-act plays as a part of the Young Directors Project in the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season. The 14-county TAF area includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White Counties.

Two to four students will be selected from all applicants. Students must submit a one-act play and a completed application form. The form is available at http://www.lafayettecivic.org/ or from Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's Director of Education and Outreach, at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or lori@lafayttecivic.org. Copies of the scripts must accompany the application.

Students will have support from senior Civic Theatre staff and volunteers as they direct their work. A full production - including lighting, sound, costumes and set - will be mounted April 2012.

Civic Theatre reserves the right to suggest alternate titles to applicants.

Submission Guidelines:

Length: One-act play, performance time of 15-45 minutes
Setting: Minimal set requirements, single location preferred
Cast Size: 2-10 actors
Subject: Unrestricted
Submissions should be mailed or hand-delivered by January 16, 2012 to:

Young Directors Project
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
313 N. 5th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Selected directors will be notified by February 10, 2012.

Performances will be April 20-22, 2012 at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Review is In: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular


The review of The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular was published in the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Amy Long. You can read it here.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular has two more weekends of performances at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

To order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Commemorating 30 Years at the Monon Depot Theatre


Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is celebrating its 30th year in the historic Monon Depot Theatre during the 2011-2012 season. A video to commemorate the milestone has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.

Thanks to Adrenaline Visuals for creating this video.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Announcing the original script for the 2011-2012 Staged Reading Series


The Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette always has included at least one previously unpublished script written by a local playwright. The titles have been:

* 2007-2008: Pia Zadora Sings Gershwin by Deborah Gray and A Very Bad Day for Brandon Butterworth by Scott Haan
* 2008-2009: In the Weeds by Steve Gooch
* 2009-2010: TILT by Laurie Russell
* 2010-2011: Roman Cokes by Jeff Spanke

The original script chosen for the 2011-2012 Staged Reading Series is Puzzles by Laurie Russell.

Synopsis: Lily’s parents are getting a divorce, and she is not taking it well. To keep her out of trouble, her parents make a deal with the neighboring senior home: they will purchase a new copier for the residence if Lily can work there eight weeks. Lily interacts with the other residents and is cast in the senior home's annual play directed by the former Rantoul Civic Theatre Director, Mrs. Custenborder.

Characters:
Miss Fladd - runs the home. She’s in her fifties.
Lily Garling - a 15-year-old.
Mr. Garling - Lily’s father.
Mrs. Garling - Lily’s mother.
Mrs. Custenborder - former community theatre director.
Esther Rosenblatz - bossy, but well-meaning.
Maury Rosenblatz - Esther’s husband, blunt, loves his wife dearly.
Fran - she’s in a wheelchair, sweet and shy.
Georgia - placid, laid-back, matter of fact.
Babs - has no fear, brash.
Hildy - doesn’t speak because of a stroke.
Helen - genteel, living in the past.
Emily - Helen's sister, also living in the past.
Mia - a very cranky 81-year-old.
Bonnie - the exercise leader.

The staged reading of Puzzles will be held May 15, 2012 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It will be a Pay What You Can event.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Opening Night for The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular: production photos







Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens tonight, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The show will run three consecutive weekends through Sunday, Dec. 18.

To order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular appears online at http://www.jconline.com/, the website of the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Tim Brouk.

You can read the preview here.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs three consecutive weekends through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Civic Theatre on YouTube: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

The following preview of The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show in the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.

Thanks to Steve Scherer for creating this video.



The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, Dec. 2 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Announcing the cast of Rabbit Hole


Director Steve Martin has announced the cast of Rabbit Hole, the third MainStage production in the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is by David Lindsay-Abaire.

The cast includes:

Becca - Kate Martin
Izzy - Liz Brown
Howie - Neil Radtke
Nat - Mary Anne Cecil
Jason - Asher Trout

Rabbit Hole will run Friday, January 20 through Sunday, February 5 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performances will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Friday, November 25, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Cathy Russell.


Cathy Russell plays Sue Ellen in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: How would you describe Sue Ellen?
Cathy Russell: She is a citified country girl living in Los Angeles. She is supposed to be in her late 30s. She's smart and owns her own nail salon from money she received from a sexual harassment suit. She's still pining over her high school sweetheart, Cornell Crawford, who is living in West Hollywood with his boyfriend and she hopes that one day he will convert.

Q: Why did you want to perform in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular?
C.R.: It was so much fun to play Sue Ellen in the original production of Honky Tonk Angels in September 2008. I had to come back and do this show.

Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
C.R.: It's going to be the holidays, we're singing a lot of good songs, it's funny. There's nothing not to like about this show. People can come in here and laugh, then return home feeling good.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
C.R.: I always liked "Silver Bells" and Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy Child." In this show, my favorite song is "Santa Bring My Baby Home."

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Kate Martin.


Kate Martin plays Darlene in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: How would you describe Darlene?
Kate Martin: She is a young, innocent girl who wants to be a big country star. She's like LeAnn Rimes or an early Dolly Parton. She sings innocent, happy country songs.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
K.M.: My favorite is "Silent Night," which Verna Pasley sings in the show.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Ariel Ivas.


Ariel Ivas plays Angela in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: Why did you want to perform in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular?
Ariel Ivas: I did a lot of performing at Jefferson High School. I moved back to Lafayette this summer, and I wanted to get back into acting and singing again.

Q: How would you describe Angela?
A.I.: She is very silly and outspoken. She sings "The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas," which is really fun.

Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
A.I.: I think they'll like that it's an all-female cast. The harmonies are really good. It's a fun show, and it's super silly. It's fun for Christmastime with all the familiar songs.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
A.I.: I really like "Joy to the World" and "Silent Night." "Jingle Bell Rock" is also one of my favorites. I like traditional Christmas songs.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Monday, November 21, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Verna Pasley


Verna Pasley plays Charilee in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: Why did you want to perform in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular?
Verna Pasley: I had been thinking about doing something with Civic. It's been a while since I've done a play at Civic Theatre; I was in Proposals and Marvin's Room. A friend e-mailed information about the auditions for this show, and I went.

Q: How would you describe Charilee?
V.P.: She's fun, she's earthy and she's someone I wouldn't mind having as a friend. She's psychic and she's friendly.

Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
V.P.: The music. It's fantastic. It's predominantly holiday songs, but there are some songs that you can sing any time of the year. It's going to be fun, the audience is going to come out and have a fun evening.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
V.P.: "Silent Night" is my favorite Christmas song.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Announcing auditions for Farragut North


Director Neil Radtke has announced auditions for Farragut North, the third staged reading during the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Beau Willimon.

Auditions will be held 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, which is available to be checked out from the Civic Theatre office.

The director is seeking actors for the following roles:

Stephen (Mid-20s), press secretary to a governor running for president.

Paul (40s to 60s), Stephen’s boss and a veteran campaign manager.

Ben (Early 20s), the deputy press secretary.

Molly (Late teens to early 20s), an intern on the campaign.

Tom (40s to 60s), the opposition candidate's campaign manager.

Ida (30s to 50s), a reporter at The New York Times.

Frank (30s to 50s), a reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

Restaurant Owner (30s to 50s), a Latino restaurant owner.
Can be played by the actor who plays Frank.

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.

The staged reading of Farragut North will take place Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Bob Mindrum.


Bob Mindrum directs The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: Why did you want to direct The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular?
Bob Mindrum: I enjoyed directing the first Honky Tonk Angels in September 2008. It was a surprise success and it was fun with its musicality and tight harmonies. And the country music made the show appealing to a different kind of audience.

Q: Where is the show set? Who are the characters?
B.M.: The show is a reunion of The Honky Tonk Angels at the Honky Tonk Bar and All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. The Honky Tonk Angels – Angela, Sue Ellen and Darlene – met on a bus to Nashville. Angela is not able to attend the reunion because she's sick. Charilee, who works in the same beauty shop in California as Sue Ellen, agrees to stand in for Angela. Charilee is from Detroit, and she brings a Motown influence to the show, songs like "Peppermint Twist" and "Santa's Got a Brand-New Bag."

Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
B.M.: The audience will enjoy the music. There's a lot of music that ranges from Willie Nelson to James Brown to Karen Carpenter to Elvis Presley and all points between. There's a house band, and that'll be a lot of fun. There's also some nice characterizations, and the actors are having fun with the characters.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
B.M.: I've always been a sucker for "O Little Town of Bethlehem." I'm old-fashioned as it relates to Christmas songs. I like the old, simple, classic, four-part harmony Christmas songs.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Announcing the cast of Miss Nelson is Missing


Director Laurie Russell has announced the cast of Miss Nelson is Missing, the second Civic Youth Theatre production of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.

The cast includes:

Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp - Julie Loftus
Principal Humleker - Taylor Bundy
Detective McSmogg - Jacob Holley
George - Joel Simmons
Raymond - Dean Rhoda
Phoebe - Ashlyn Short
Lavita - Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin
Mouse - Maggie Pearl
Kimberly - Annie Furtner
Elvis - John Carlson

Miss Nelson is Missing will run Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performance will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Share Your Thoughts: Love Letters


Now that Love Letters has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about the show? What are your thoughts about the performances? The story and theme? The design? What were the standout moments?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Review Is In: Love Letters


The review of Love Letters was published in the Journal & Courier, Lafayette & West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Amy Long. You can read it here.

Love Letters has one more weekend of performances at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

To inquire about tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 or visit its website.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Share Your Thoughts: Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them


The staged reading of Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them took place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette with 35 people in attendance.

As with other staged readings in the series, it was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director, Arliss Jeffries.

Did you attend the staged reading? What did you think about the characters, the plot and other elements of the script? What were some of the high points? What will you remember most about this staged reading?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Announcing auditions for Rabbit Hole


Director Steve Martin has announced auditions for Rabbit Hole, the third production of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 20 from 3-5 p.m. and Monday, November 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script - copies can be checked out from the Civic Theatre office - and to stay at late as possible at auditions.

The director is looking to cast the following roles:

Becca, mid-30s to early 40s.
Izzy, mid-30s, Becca's sister.
Howie, late 30s to early 40s, Becca's husband.
Nat, late 50s to early 60s, Becca and Izzy's mother.
Jason, late teens, a high school senior.

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Rabbit Hole will open Friday, January 20 and run through Sunday, February 5 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Love Letters

The following preview of Love Letters, the second production of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.

Thanks to Steve Koehler for creating this video.



Love Letters opens tonight, Nov. 4 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

Opening Night for Love Letters: production photos




Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos.

Love Letters opens tonight, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The show will run two consecutive weekends through Sunday, Nov. 13.

To order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit its website.

In the Wings: Love Letters. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Love Letters appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Tim Brouk.

You can read the preview here.

Love Letters opens tonight and runs two consecutive weekends through Sunday, November 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 (PLAY) or visit Civic Theatre's website.