Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the Wings: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Meet Ashlyn Short.

Ashlyn Short plays a Fawning Lady in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, the fourth and final production of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Question: Why did you audition for the play?
Ashlyn Short: My mom was reading the script and laughing so hard that I decided to read it. I loved it the instant I finished it. I knew there would be a lot of people trying out, and I just wanted to take a shot at it.

Q: What is your character like?
A.S.: She's all about making sure that Prince John is beautified and looks good in public.

Q: What is the best part of being in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood?
A.S.: The best part is that when Nate Breneman isn't here, I play Prince John for him. That's been my favorite part of rehearsals.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood runs April 12-14 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, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be reserved in advance 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.

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