Thursday, April 25, 2013

In the Wings: Company. Meet Cory Guthrie.

Cory Guthrie plays David in Company, the fifth and final production of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim. The book is by George Furth.

Question: Why did you audition for the show?
Cory Guthrie: One of my friends told me I should audition. I just moved into town from Washington, D.C. I went to Purdue, so I'm familiar with the area.

Q: Who is David, and what does Bobby get from his friendship with him and Jenny, played by Candie Borcz?
C.G.: David and Jenny have a standard relationship. David is scared that Jenny will leave him because that's been his experience in life. Jenny is from a Midwest town and a strong personality and oblivious to David's fear.

Q: What will an audience enjoy about Company?
C.G.: The music, which is awesome.

Q: What is your favorite Stephen Sondheim song?
C.G.: I have limited exposure to Sondheim songs, at least that I know of. But "Running Away" from Into the Woods is one of my favorites.

Company opens Friday, May 3 and runs through Saturday, May 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. 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. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's 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.

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