Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - El Loro, el Gato y el Espíritu Santo. Meet Ariel Laukins.

Ariel Laukins plays Berna in El Loro, el Gato y el Espíritu Santo, 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 Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos. 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 Berna?
Ariel Laukins: Berna is the oldest sister. She's in charge, she's the boss.

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?
A.L.: It cuts down on rehearsal time. You get more time in each part, but there aren't as many rehearsals. That makes it a little different.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
A.L.: "dry 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.

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