Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Adelino's Old World Kitchen support night for Civic Theatre on Nov. 7


Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will benefit from the generosity of a downtown Lafayette restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Adelino's Old World Kitchen, 112 N. 3rd Street, will donate a percentage of all sales from 4 p.m. to the close of business to Civic Theatre.

The restaurant's menu is a unique combination of foods from around the Mediterranean Sea, including tapas-style small plates to share, gourmet pizzas, salads, soups and desserts. There also are vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, nut-free and glucose-free menus available. All ages are welcome, although the bar area is for patrons age 21 and over, only.
 
For more information about the restaurant and its menu, visit www.adelinos.com

Come out to enjoy the ambience of Adelino’s Old World Kitchen, Chef Rosa's great food, or a quiet drink on Nov. 7.

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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Dracula, a Radio Play


The following preview of Dracula, a Radio Play shows director Kris Kazmierczak making sound effects using a rain stick, a wind machine and some everyday items. The script is by Arliss Jeffries based on the novel by Bram Stoker.

The video has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.


Dracula, a Radio Play will be performed tomorrow, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Audiences are encouraged to pay what they can for admission.

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.

Announcing auditions for August: Osage County



Director Bill Caise has announced audition information for August: Osage County, the third show of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is by Tracy Letts.

Auditions will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Bill is looking for 6 men, from late 30s through late 60s, and 7 women, from mid-teens through late 60s. For a full listing of characters and descriptions, check out a script from Civic Theatre, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Please arrive early to auditions and stay as long as possible.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

The staged reading of August: Osage County will be Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event, and there will be a question-and-answer session immediately following.

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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Announcing Civic Theatre's free Volunteer Callout and Reception, Nov. 17, 2012



Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will host a free New Volunteer Callout and Reception for people of all ages. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

The callout will bring together almost a dozen established Civic Theatre volunteers who will discuss their involvement with the theatre as actors, directors, producers, designers, box office personnel and more. They also will be able to answer questions from attendees.

Although walk-ins are welcome, attendees are encouraged to e-mail Steven Koehler, managing director of the theatre, at steve@lafayettecivic.org or phone 765-423-PLAY (7529) to reserve a spot. Civic Theatre will provide light refreshments.

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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Civic Theatre Radio Players: Dracula on Oct. 31



















The first performance of the Civic Theatre Radio Players is Dracula. The radio script is by Arliss Jeffries based on the novel by Bram Stoker.

Kris Kazmierczak directs the cast, which includes Harry Brown, Craig Martin, Jason Richards, Tamara McGough, Hannah Lazarz, Michael Greenan, Eric Thiel, Evan Malone, Rick Siler, Dean Hunter, Tamzin Malone, Marylin H. Ross, Cindy Modlin Adams, Mary Gascho and Ted Luce.

Dracula, a radio play, will be performed Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and is a Pay What You Can event.

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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Share Your Thoughts: Photograph 51


The staged reading of Photograph 51 took place last night at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette with 76 people in attendance.

It was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience; the cast; the director, Steve Martin; and a panel of women scientists from Purdue University.

Did you attend the staged reading? What did you think about the characters, the plot and the dialogue? What did you think about the question-and-answer session afterward? What were some of the high points? What will you remember most about this staged reading?

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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Announcing auditions: Arcadia



Director Rachel Lambert has announced audition information for Arcadia, the third show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Tom Stoppard.

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Rachel is looking for 4 women from their teens to late 30s, and 9 men from their teens to middle age.

Those who are auditioning should arrive early in the evening and stay as long as possible. They will be asked to read from the script. Dialects are okay, but not required at auditions.

Scripts can be checked out from the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street.

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present-day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits: the attraction Newton left out.

Arcadia will be performed Friday, January 18 through Saturday, February 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under.

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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Opening Night: The Woman in Black – A Ghost Story. Audience reaction to the preview performance.



The preview performance of The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story, the second show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, was last night, Thursday, Oct. 18.

See what the audience thought of the show in the video below.


The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story opens tonight, Oct. 19 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 3 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 shows begin 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 http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Civic Theatre on YouTube: The Woman in Black - A Ghost Story



The following preview of The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story, the second show of the 2012-2013 MainStage 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 Woman in Black: A Ghost Story opens tomorrow, Oct. 19 and runs three weekends through Saturday, Nov. 3 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.

Preview of The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story on jconline.com



A preview of The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story appears online at www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story opens tomorrow, Oct. 19 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 3 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To order tickets call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Staged Reading Series: Photograph 51 on Oct. 23










The second show of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler.

Steve Martin directs the cast, which includes Andrea S. B. Yough, David Dietz, Zack Campbell, Zachary Davis, Michael Greenan and Timothy Lewis.

A funny and moving portrait of the unrequited life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.

The staged reading of Photograph 51 will be Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. There will be a question-and-answer session between the audience, director and cast immediately following the reading.

Audience members are encouraged to pay what they can for admission. General admission tickets are available the night of the staged reading.

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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the Wings: The Woman in Black - A Ghost Story. Meet Bill Knapp.



Bill Knapp plays The Actor in The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story, the second show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Steven Malatratt based on the novel by Susan Hill.


The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story opens Friday, October 19 and runs through Saturday, November 3 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

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

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.


Monday, October 15, 2012

In the Wings: The Woman in Black – A Ghost Story. Meet Timothy Devery.


Timothy Devery plays Kipps in The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story, the second show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Stephen Malatratt based on the novel by Susan Hill.


The Woman in Black - A Ghost Story opens Friday, October 19 and runs through Saturday, November 3 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

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

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.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Announcing the Drama Book Club's November Selection: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

The November 2012 selection for the Drama Book Club is Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.

The November meeting of the Drama Book Club will be Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New & Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. Copies of the script can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its standard business hours.

For more information about the Drama Book Club, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or Robots & Rogues at 765-409-5022.

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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Announcing the cast of Dracula, a radio play



Director Kris Kazmierczak has announced the cast of Dracula, a radio play. It is the first Civic Theatre Radio Players production. The script is by Arliss Jeffries based on the novel by Bram Stoker.

The cast includes:

Narrator - Harry Brown
Dracula - Craig Martin
Jonathan Harker - Jason Richards
Mina Harker - Tamara McGough
Lucy - Hannah Lazarz
Arthur Holmwood - Michael Greenan
Dr. John Seward - Eric Thiel
Renfield/Sailor - Evan Malone
Quincey - Rick Siler
Dr. Van Helsing - Dean Hunter
Mrs. Brown/Attendant - Tamzin Malone
Bride 1 - Marylin H. Ross
Bride 2 - Cindy Modlin Adams
Bride 3 - Mary Gascho
Captain - Ted Luce

Dracula, a radio play, will be performed Wednesday, October 31 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and is a Pay What You Can Event.

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.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Share Your Thoughts: Night of the Living Dead.


Now that Night of the Living Dead has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

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

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


Friday, October 5, 2012

Opening Night: Night of the Living Dead. Audience reaction to the preview performance.



The preview performance of Night of the Living Dead, the first show in the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, was last night, Thursday, Oct. 4.

See what the audience thought of the show in the video below.


Night of the Living Dead opens tonight, Oct. 5 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7 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 afternoon show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.