Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In the Wings: Company. Meet Timothy Devery.

Timothy Devery plays Robert 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?
Timothy Devery: I got my start with Civic overall in Rent as Mark Cohen. Robert seems to be the adult version of that. Mark is a very confused individual, he's going through an adventure but he's on the outside watching his friends as they live. Robert is kind of the same way, he's a watcher. He's not as involved as he can be, and this show is his journey through learning about that.

Q: What does Robert get from his friends?
T.D.: The play is a series of vignettes from Robert's/Bobby's perspective. He remember these stories for particular reasons. Each couple gives him some different life lesson. They may not have been aware they were doing it, but they are things that stuck with him up through his 35th birthday when he puts them all together, so to speak, and learns about life.

Q: What will an audience enjoy about Company?
T.D.: We have a little bit of a lot of stuff. We've got the humor, and then poignant moments, and then we prop it up there with a dance number. The music is excellent, too.

Q: What is your favorite Stephen Sondheim song?
T.D.: "It Takes Two" between the Baker and the Baker's Wife from Into the Woods, my favorite show of all time.

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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