Timothy Devery plays Abe in A Humble Path, one of six plays that are part of the inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play was written by Steve Martin and directed by Craig Martin. The festival will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 21-22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.
Question: How would you describe Abe?
Timothy Devery: Abe is a complex individual, he's a bit psychologically scarred. Abe is trying to be a noble man, but he has internal issues. He has urges that aren't quite appropriate for the world.
Q: What is a challenge or a fun part of acting in a ten-minute play that you don't get in a full-length play?
T.D.: You have only ten minutes to portray a character arc, so you have no time for dilly-dallying. You have to be right on at the very start, and you can't ever let loose. The same amount of energy required in a two-hour production is mashed into ten minutes, so it's exhausting. It's also enjoyable.
Q: Fill in the blank: "It takes me more time to _____ than it takes to watch a 10-minute play."
T.D.: "take a shower without washing my hair"
The inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street - in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event, general admission tickets are available at the box office immediately before the event begins.
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.