Thursday, June 13, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - Feed Me! Meet Doug Pruim.

Doug Pruim plays Craigslist 2 in Feed Me!, one of six plays that are part of the inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play was written and directed by Zachary Baiel. 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 Craigslist 2?
Doug Pruim: Craigslist 2 is a single male, he's very pretentious. He doesn't like dirty things, but he likes cats. He feels entitled to the cat even though he hasn't met him yet.

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?
D.P.: A challenge is to be able to build and portray character in such a short amount of time. There's not much time to develop backstory, and the audience doesn't see him long. You have one shot to develop and portray a character.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
D.P.: "cook macaroni and cheese"

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.

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