Monday, June 10, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - Adventures in Mutual Knowledge. Meet Eric Francis.

Eric Francis plays Jordan in Adventures in Mutual Knowledge, 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 Jeremiah Dole. 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 Jordan?
Eric Francis: Jordan is a fun-loving, hard-drinking Adam Sandler fan who has a lifelong female friend. With enough wine, they cross a line and his world is shattered.

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?
E.F.: There are fewer lines to memorize, so that's always good. It's like juice concentrate: you're not the pitcher of orange juice, you're the little can of this concentrated goodness.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
E.F.: "boil and eat an egg"

He also plays an offstage voice in Welcome to New York, written and directed by Deborah Gray.

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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