Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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

Josie Luptak plays Ceci 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 Ceci?
Josie Luptak: Ceci is the youngest sister. She's any normal little sister, offering random facts and ideas. She's almost in the way of Berna and Veronica, who are trying to accomplish one thing. She's just worried about getting her cat out of the tree. She's fun and bubbly and really nice, and she really wants to protect her cat.

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?
J.L.: The 10-minute play will be challenging because we have to set the scene, to finish character development and to get the plot across in that time. We don't have time to dilly-dally in developing our characters. It has to be straightforward, which can be challenging.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
J.L.: "listen to a Justin Bieber album"

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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