Friday, June 14, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - Silent Treatment. Meet Whitney Freeland.

Whitney Freeland plays Billie in Silent Treatment, 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 Scott Haan. 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 Billie?
Whitney Freeland: Billie is usually very talkative, but is uncharacteristically quiet now.

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?
W.F.: A challenge is that I did a stage reading, and I didn't have to memorize lines. I have some lines here that I have to memorize. The fun part is that I enjoy all my co-stars.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
W.F.: "run a mile"

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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