Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Josie Luptak.



Josie Luptak plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Josie Luptak: The play is really awesome and has a deep meaning that I really enjoy. The director is super cool.

Q: Who is the Chorus? What do they do as a unit?
J.L.: The Chorus represents Creon's conscience and also the conscience of a lot of other people in the show. We represent what the character is thinking without them saying it out loud, and we're the voice in the head that contradicts everything they do. We are together as a unit, and the lines we say are together as a group.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
J.L.: Aphrodite, because she's beautiful and I'm beautiful.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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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