Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pride and Prejudice: Photos of the finalized set.

These photos show the set of Civic Youth Theatre's production of Pride and Prejudice, which runs through April 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre.










Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Spring Break Camp: Bullies Anonymous


Civic Youth Theatre concluded its inaugural Spring Break Camp today with a performance of the musical Bullies Anonymous.

The cast included:

Kialani Ferguson - Mrs. Collins
Lexi Oswalt - Miss B
Alyssa Dickelman - Kate
Elaina Poindexter - Mel
Ashdon Dexter - Devon
Rayna Atkinson - Billie
Leo Crampton - Sam
Avalon-Rose Sterkenburg - Alex
Elizabeth Webb - Jessie

The show was directed by Jessie Searight.

Opening Night for Pride and Prejudice: production photos














Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos.

Pride and Prejudice opens tonight, March 30 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 through Sunday, April 1.

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

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Pride and Prejudice appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website for the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Pride and Prejudice opens tonight and runs through Sunday, April 1 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-PLAY (7529) or visit its website.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Photos of set construction.


The following photos show the set being built for Pride and Prejudice, the third show of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. These photos were taken in late March.







Monday, March 26, 2012

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Photos from rehearsal.

Thanks to Amber Coughlin for providing these photos from rehearsal of Pride and Prejudice, the third show in the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.












Pride and Prejudice opens Friday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Meet Malena de la Fuente.


Malena de la Fuente plays Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, the third show of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Jon Jory based on the novel by Jane Austen.

Question: Why did you audition for Pride and Prejudice? Did you know the novel before you auditioned?
Malena de la Fuente: I read the book several times; it's one of my favorites. I auditioned because I'm a senior and I wanted to be in one last play, to be on stage one last time before I go to college.

Q: How would you describe Elizabeth?
M.F.: She's really fun, really independent - she likes to do her own thing. She loves to laugh and criticize people, but in a good way. She always likes to be in control of a situation. She has to learn to get over her prejudices and learn to accept people for who they are and not judge them on first impressions.

Q: What's fun about playing Elizabeth?
M.F.: I have to go through so many different emotions, it's a lot of fun: I'm happy, I'm sad, I'm angry, I'm upset, I'm in love, I hate people, I'm annoyed by people. I love doing all that because it's so volatile in some parts.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
M.F.: I think they'll enjoy being able to relate to all the stories, but also seeing them in a different time period.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
M.F.: I think I believe in love at first sight, but you can fall in love without having that.

Pride and Prejudice opens Friday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

In the Wings: Pride and Prejudice. Meet Mark Krutulis.


Mark Krutulis plays Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, the third show of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Jon Jory based on the novel by Jane Austen.

Question: Why did you audition for Pride and Prejudice? Did you know the novel before you auditioned?
Mark Krutulis: I read the novel so I could audition, actually. I auditioned because it's one of my last chances to be involved in Civic Youth Theatre. I had a great experience with Macbeth, so I wanted to continue it as long as I could.

Q: How would you describe Mr. Darcy?
M.K.: He is a very, very prideful man, which isn't a bad thing in itself. But he's also been raised having a lot of money, so people around him are not always genuine. For that reason, he doesn't know very well how to interact with them so his pride manifests itself very, very poorly in a lot of ways. But he's capable of loving and caring, and he ends up a very nice person.

Q: What is the best part of playing Mr. Darcy?
M.K.: I like the dialogue. It's not a great stretch to play him because I sympathize a great deal with him.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
M.K.: The banter, the back-and-forth dialogue, the love story, the hate story and the character interactions.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
M.K.: The novel was originally called "First Impressions." You'll notice in the plot that Elizabeth and Darcy are not in love at first sight. Darcy doesn't believe in love at first sight, nor do I.

Pride and Prejudice opens Friday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.