Thursday, January 31, 2013

Announcing 2013 Summer Camps for Civic Youth Theatre: Summer Theatre Institute



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's Director of Outreach and Education, has announced the schedule of 2013 Summer Camps.

Registration for all camps begins Friday, Feb. 1. Registration can be done by calling Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529), traveling to the office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, or visiting the theatre's website.

The Summer Theatre Institute will be a full-scale production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is for youth ages 13-18. The cost is $350.

Participants will receive training that will prepare them for the next step in their acting journey. The professional staff will help the campers learn audition techniques, movement, vocal strength and acting skills that will serve them no matter what their final pursuits. The participants will also work toward a production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Technical crew members are needed for A Midsummer Night's Dream performances. This opportunity is for youth ages 13-18. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for available crew positions, including backstage crew, light board operator, sound board operator and set construction. There is no cost to be part of the tech crew.

Further Details:

* The Summer Theatre Institute - A Midsummer Night's Dream - June 10-28 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Performances will be June 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. A Rain Out performance is scheduled for June 30 at 7:30 p.m.

* Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Registration is not complete until full payment is received. Contact Civic Theatre if paying arrangements are needed.

* There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for more information.

* Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage each day. Refrigeration is available. If the weather permits, campers will eat outdoors.

* All camps except the Summer Theatre Institute will be held in an air-conditioned environment.

* Refunds are given only for medical reasons.

* A medical form must be completed prior to the first day of camp.

* Civic Theatre reserves the right to cancel any class or camp due to low enrollment.

* Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

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, January 30, 2013

Announcing 2013 Summer Camps for Civic Youth Theatre: 1-week camps



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's Director of Outreach and Education, has announced the schedule of 2013 Summer Camps.

Registration for all camps begins Friday, Feb. 1. Registration can be done by calling Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529), visiting Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, or visiting the theatre's website.

There will be three 1-week summer camps in 2013: Acting with Improv - Session One, Acting with Improv - Session 2, and I "Heart" Theatre.

Acting with Improv - Session One is for youth ages 8-10. Campers will learn techniques and games that will help them learn how "thinking on your feet" enhances acting skills. The week will culminate with a performance Friday, June 14, showcasing skills learned.

Acting with Improv - Session Two is for youth ages 11-13. Campers will learn techniques and games that will help them learn how "thinking on your feet" enhances acting skills. The week will culminate with a performance Friday, June 21, showcasing skills learned.

I "Heart" Theatre is for youth ages 5-7. Campers will explore the exciting world of theatre through stories, games and crafts. A short showcase for family and friends will be presented Friday, June 28.

Further Details:

* Acting with Improv - Session One: June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $150.
* Acting with Improv - Session Two: June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $150.
* I "Heart" Theatre - June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. The cost is $75.

* Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Registration is not complete until full payment is received. Contact Civic Theatre if paying arrangements are needed.

* There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for more information.

* Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage each day. Refrigeration is available. If the weather permits, campers will eat outdoors.

* All camps except the Summer Theatre Institute will be held in an air-conditioned environment.

* Refunds are given only for medical reasons.

* A medical form must be completed prior to the first day of camp.

* Civic Theatre reserves the right to cancel any class or camp due to low enrollment.

* Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

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 2013 Summer Camps for Civic Youth Theatre: Curtain Up Summer Camp



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's Director of Outreach and Education, has announced the schedule of 2013 Summer Camps.

Registration for all camps begins Friday, Feb. 1. Registration can be done by calling Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529), visiting the office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, or visiting the theatre's website.

The Curtain Up Summer Camp will be a full-scale production of School House Rock Live Jr. It is for youth ages 9-13. The cost is $400.

Days will consist of classes in voice, movement, acting and rehearsing School House Rock Live Jr. All campers will be cast in the show. The performance will include light, sound and costumes. After the final performance on July 28, all cast and crew members will strike the set, and then celebrate with a good-bye party.

Technical crew members are needed for School House Rock Live Jr. performances. This opportunity is for youth ages 10-13. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for available crew positions, including backstage crew, light board operator, sound board operator and set construction. There is no cost to be part of the tech crew.

Further Details:

* The Curtain Up Summer Camp: School House Rock Live Jr. - July 1 through 26 (not including July 4 and 5) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances will be July 26 at 7:30 p.m., July 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and July 28 at 2:30 p.m.

* Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Registration is not complete until full payment is received. Contact Civic Theatre if paying arrangements are needed.

* There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for more information.

* Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage each day. Refrigeration is available. If the weather permits, campers will eat outdoors.

* All camps except the Summer Theatre Institute will be held in an air-conditioned environment.

* Refunds are given only for medical reasons.

* A medical form must be completed prior to the first day of camp.

* Civic Theatre reserves the right to cancel any class or camp due to low enrollment.

* Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

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, January 29, 2013

Announcing auditions: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood



Director Tamzin Malone has announced audition information for The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, the final show in the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Mary Lynn Dobson.

Auditions will be Friday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Auditioners are asked to call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) to sign up for a one-hour audition slot, either 6:30-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, or 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 23. They will be asked to stay for the full hour and read from the script, which can be checked out at Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tamzin is looking to cast 14 male and female actors, ages 7-18.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood will open Friday, April 12 and run through Sunday, April 14. The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 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.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Announcing Classes: Stage Management, Feb. 2



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's director of outreach and education, has announced the following adult class:

Stage Management: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Behind every successful director is a great stage manager. This two-hour workshop will cover the basics of stage management.

The fee for the Stage Management class is $20.

To register for classes, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website. Choose the "Civic Classes" button to view the full list of classes, and then select the "Registration Form" link immediately following the class you're interested in.

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, January 27, 2013

Civic Theatre volunteers in the spotlight in newspaper article



The Journal & Courier - the daily newspaper in the Greater Lafayette area - looks at the work done by volunteers behind the scene, namely those who design, build and paint sets for Civic Theatre's shows: Five MainStage productions, four Civic Youth Theatre productions, and one Holiday show each year.

Sally Carter, Kris Kazmierczak, Dave Lahr and Craig Martin are quoted in the article "Volunteers set the stage - literally - for Civic Theater shows." You can read the article online here. It was written by Lauren Sedam.

The article includes a photograph of the set for Arcadia, which begins its final weekend of performances on Friday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for youth age 18 and under. They can be purchased by calling Civic Theatre at 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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Save the Date: Informational Meeting on Civic Theatre Board of Directors/Advisory Council, March 20



Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will present an informational meeting about the responsibilities and duties of its Board of Directors and Advisory Council on Wednesday, March 20.

The meeting will be held at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Members of Civic Theatre's Board of Directors will speak about their work with the organization, including their duties and responsibilities. Attendees also will learn about the newly created Advisory Council, and what responsibilities members of that group will have. Finally, the chairperson of each Civic Theatre committee will briefly speak about their duties.

While at the event, attendees will learn how members of the Board and Advisory Council are recruited, what skill sets the Board needs, and how to volunteer on the Advisory Council.

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, January 24, 2013

The Drama Book Club: Selections for February, March and April


Scripts have been chosen for the Drama Book Club's February and March meetings: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett will be discussed February 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New & Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. The script can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its business hours.

The NY World-Telegram describes: "GODOT cannot be compared to any other theater work, because its purpose is so different. Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the time 'which would have passed anyway.' A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later on he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but the relationship is unchanged. Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man's spirit in the face of little hope."

33 Variations by Mois├ęs Kaufman will be discussed March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New & Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. This script also can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its business hours.

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

The April selection will be determined by a popular vote, online. Keep reading Civic Theatre's blog or Facebook page for additional details!

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, January 23, 2013

Announcing the cast of The Fox on the Fairway


Director Rod Dimmick has announced the cast of The Fox on the Fairway, the fourth show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Ken Ludwig.

The cast includes:

Justin - Aaron Newton
Louise - Hannah Lazarz
Bingham - Neil Radtke
Pamela - Amy Long
Dickie - Timothy Devery
Muriel - Aurelia Vanderkolk

The Fox on the Fairway will be performed Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 23 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre on 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.

Announcing the cast of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical



Director Steven Koehler has announced the cast of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, the third production in the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The music is by Michael Silversher. The book and lyrics are by Mo Willems based on his book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale.

The cast includes:

Mom - Sarah Weaver
Dad - Isaiah Butler
Trixie - Katie Fultz
Knuffle Bunny - Josie Luptak
Pigeon - Rachel Cooper
Chorus - Annie Furtner, Sarah Butler, Kaitlyn Mumford, Ashlyn Short, Alanna Short, Maggie Pearl, Alexandria Acosta, Dean Rhoda, Alivia Williams, James Koehler, Ania Ahsan, Ava Hallberg

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical opens Friday, February 15 and runs through Sunday, February 17 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.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Share Your Thoughts: 'night, Mother


The staged reading of 'night, Mother took place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette with 39 people in attendance.

It was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director, Mark Sherlock.

Did you attend the staged reading of 'night, Mother? What did you think about the characters, the plot and the dialogue? What were some of the high points? What will you remember 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.

Announcing auditions: Company



Director Shannon Sabel has announced audition information for Company, the final show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The book is by George Furth, the music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim.

Auditions will be held Sunday, February 17 from 7-10 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st St. Lafayette. Additional preliminary auditions may be held February 18 from 7-10 p.m. Auditions will take place in 10 minute blocks; everyone is asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled time to complete paperwork. Please call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) to set an appointment.

Auditioners are asked to sing a song that shows off their range and musicality, preferably something by Stephen Sondheim. A pianist will be provided, but auditioners must bring their own sheet music.

Callbacks will be held February 21 from 7-10 p.m.

Shannon is looking for 6 men who can play ages ranging from 35-60 and 8 women between who can play ages ranging from 25-55. Full character descriptions including vocal range and high notes can be found at http://www.lafayettecivic.org. Choose the "Auditions" button on the left-hand column of the home page.

Company will be performed Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 18 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. College students with valid ID can learn about Rush tickets before each show by following @LafayetteCivic.

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.

The Review is In: Arcadia.



The review of Arcadia was published in the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Tim Brouk.

You can read the review here.

Arcadia 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 begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with a valid college ID.

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, January 21, 2013

Meet the Directors: Shannon Sabel, Company



Shannon Sabel directs Company, the final production of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. She is semi-retired and teaches theatre appreciation at Ivy Tech.

"I adore Stephen Sondheim. I am totally convinced he is the reincarnation of Mozart, so I'm excited by that. I'm excited about the show in particular because it was such a groundbreaking musical when it was first produced in 1970. It was so different than anything that had gone before, and I think it still speaks very strongly to modern relationships and how people do or don't commit for whatever reason. We will update it to 2013, and I see few problems with that because it is a timeless story."

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, January 18, 2013

Opening Night: Arcadia. Production photos













Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos.

Arcadia, the third show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, opens tonight and runs through Saturday, Feb. 2. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and 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. Order tickets by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with a valid college ID before each performance.

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.

Opening Night: Arcadia. Preview on jconline.com



A preview of Arcadia, the third show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, appears online at www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Arcadia opens tonight, Jan. 18, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 2, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and Main 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. To order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with a valid college ID before each performance.

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, January 17, 2013

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Arcadia.



The following preview of Arcadia, the third 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.


Arcadia opens Friday, Jan. 18 and runs through Sat., Feb. 2 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., 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. 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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Soliciting original script submissions for the 2013-2014 Staged Reading series


In the six years the Staged Reading series has been part of the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette season, at least one of the scripts has been an original, previously unproduced script written by a local playwright:

* 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

* 2011-2012: Puzzles by Laurie Russell

* 2012-2013: A Wonderful Suicide by Diane Littleton Bahler and Going Through Hell by Steve Martin

The committee preparing the 2013-2014 Staged Reading series is soliciting submissions for original, previously unproduced scripts by local playwrights. Here are the script submission guidelines:

* Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette prefers a full script submission.

* Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will accept a query/synopsis along with a 5-page dialogue sample.

* Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette prefers electronic submissions, which may be sent to steve@lafayettecivic.org

* Mailed submissions must be sent to:
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
Attn: Staged Reading Committee
313 N. 5th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

* All submissions must include a title page with the play's title, author's name and contact information. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the script.

* Submissions sent via mail must include a self-addressed stamped envelope or self-addressed stamped postcard.

* There is no cost to submit an original script. Playwrights are limited to submitting no more than 3 scripts.

* Deadline for submissions: September 27, 2013

* Response date: No later than November 6, 2013

* Probability of being selected: At least one original script per year is included in the Staged Reading series out of the entire pool of submissions.

* Contract: There are no royalties paid at this time.

* Cast size: Ten or fewer actors are preferred.

* Length: Scripts may be either one act or full length.

* Geographic requirements: Playwrights must have their primary residency in the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation – Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a community theatre located in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Its home is the historic Monon Depot Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 155.

For more information about the Staged Reading series, please call 765-423-PLAY or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's website.

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, January 15, 2013

The Staged Reading Series: 'night, Mother on Jan. 22







The fourth show of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman.

Mark Sherlock directs the cast, which includes Mona Bapat and Elizabeth Dunlap.

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment.

The staged reading of 'night, Mother will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 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.




Saturday, January 12, 2013

In the Wings: Arcadia. Meet Tamzin Malone.



Tamzin Malone plays Hannah Jarvis in Arcadia, the third show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Tom Stoppard.

You can view the full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbo3KxBSkVk

Arcadia opens Friday, Jan. 18 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 2 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. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter to learn about Rush ticket availability for college students before each performance.

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.

In the Wings: Arcadia. Meet Julia Spratt.



Julia Spratt plays Chloe Coverly in Arcadia, the third show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Tom Stoppard.

You can view the full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h2Zbw7tHg8

Arcadia opens Friday, Jan. 18 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 2 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. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter to learn about Rush ticket availability for college students before each performance.

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, January 11, 2013

In the Wings: Arcadia. Meet Timothy Devery.



Timothy Devery plays Valentine Coverly in Arcadia, the third show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Tom Stoppard.


Arcadia opens Friday, Jan. 18 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 2 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. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter to learn about Rush ticket availability for college students before each performance.

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.