Monday, August 13, 2012

Announcing auditions: The Woman in Black

Director Lori Portner has announced audition information for The Woman in Black, the second production in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Stephen Malatratt, based on Susan Hill's novel.

Auditions will be Sunday, September 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, September 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Lori is looking for two male actors, one age 40+ and one age 25+.

Those who are auditioning should prepare a 1-2 minute suspenseful monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

Scripts are available for checkout at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

The Woman in Black will open Friday, October 19 and run through Saturday, November 3 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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