Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Wings: Charlotte's Web. Meet Ashlyn Short.

Ashlyn Short plays Mrs. Arable in Charlotte's Web, the second Civic Youth Theatre production of the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Joseph Robinette adapted the script from the book by E. B. White.

Question: Why did you audition for Charlotte's Web?
Ashlyn Short: I've always loved the book. I read the script and loved it, too. The script is so funny in its own way, and it's charming and goofy.

Q: What is your favorite farm animal?
A.S.: The goose. I never liked them before Charlotte's Web, but the people who play the Goose and the Gander are so lovable and happy. They're my favorite animals.

Charlotte's Web runs Friday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 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

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