Monday, January 27, 2014

Announcing auditions: The Beverly Hillbillies


Director Laurie Russell has announced audition information for The Beverly Hillbillies, the fourth and final production in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Rogers wrote the script based on the television program by Paul Henning.

The lovable Clampett family rides onto our stage for an evening of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampetts' mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin' Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there.

Laurie is looking to cast nine (9) boys and twelve (12) girls ages 9-18.

Auditions will be Sunday, February 23 and Monday, February 24 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Auditions are by appointment; call 765-423-7529 to set an appointment.

The Beverly Hillbillies will be performed Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bus Stop: Production photos.











Thanks to Evan Malone for taking these production photos of Bus Stop, the third production of the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Bus Stop begins the second weekend of its three-weekend run tonight, Friday, January 24, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street - 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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter twenty minutes before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with valid college or high school IDs.

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bus Stop: Photos of the set


The following photos show the completed set for William Inge's Bus Stop, which opens the second of its three-weekend run tomorrow, Friday, January 24. These photos were taken after the production opened last weekend.

* Set Design: Craig Martin
* Master Carpenter: Dan Becker
* Set Dressing and Props: Karen Tislow, Anita Weston







Performances are held at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows this weekend begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. To learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance, call 765-423-7529 or visit 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.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Announcing the cast of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers


Director Shannon Sabel has announced the cast of Lost in Yonkers, the fourth production in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Neil Simon wrote the play.

The cast includes:

* Grandma Kurnitz - Lee Sullivan
* Jay - Omar Almakki
* Arty - John Carlson
* Bella - Kate Martin
* Eddie - Kyle Borcz
* Louie - Tim Devery
* Gert - Sara Daly Brosman

By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in 1942 Yonkers. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, the stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

Lost in Yonkers will be performed Friday, February 28 through Saturday, March 15 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Share Your Thoughts: Good People


The staged reading of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire took place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette with 58 people in attendance.

It was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director, Rich Rand.

Did you attend the staged reading of Good People? What did you think about the characters, the plot and dialogue? What were some of the high points? What will you remember about this staged reading?

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.

Announcing the cast of 13


Director Tamzin Malone has announced the cast of 13, the third production in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book, Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics.

The cast includes:

* Evan Goldman - Sean McKee
* Patrice - Ariel Laukins
* Brett - Aaron Walker
* Malcolm - Shane Guenin
* Eddie - Dante Singleton
* Kendra - Lauren Meyer
* Archie - Cody Walker
* Lucy - Tori Rosa
* Cassie - Maggie Pearl
* Charlotte - Eliana Bucklin
* Molly - Nicole Johal
* Richie - Ryan Tucker
* Simon - Isaiah Robyne
* Rabbi/Cheerleader/Kid - Lauren Gustafson
* Rabbi/Cheerleader/Kid - Carolyn Oneal
* Rabbi/Cheerleader/Kid - Emma Scofield
* Rabbi/Cheerleader/Kid - Indigo Witt

When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school trouble maker sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. With an unforgettable rock score, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

13 will be performed Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – 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.

The Review is In: Bus Stop


The review of Bus Stop is on the website of the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Tim Brouk.

You can read the review here.

Bus Stop begins the second of its three-weekend run Friday, January 24 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – 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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To order tickets, call 765-423-7529 or visit 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.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Bus Stop


The following preview of Bus Stop, the third show of the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.

Thanks to Steve Scherer for creating this video.


Bus Stop opens tomorrow, Friday, January 17 and runs through Saturday, February 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter twenty minutes before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with valid college or high school IDs.

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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In the Wings: Bus Stop. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Bus Stop appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Bus Stop opens Friday, January 17 and runs through Saturday, February 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

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.


In the Wings: Bus Stop. Meet Stephanie Bosma.



Stephanie Bosma plays Grace Hoylard in Bus Stop, the third show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. William Inge wrote the script.

Question: Why did you audition for Bus Stop?
Stephanie Bosma: It was a good time in my life to get out of the house and be able to do one of my favorite things to do in the entire world: to be on stage. It is not soccer season where I drive to eleven practices a week. My husband was very happy for me to get to do something I love to do for the first time in fifteen years.

Q: Who is Grace Hoylard?
S.B.: She is an older, rough around the edges diner owner. She is set in her ways because she knows what her ways are and what she wants them to be. She has a love of gentlemen and having a companion. She is a caring person, too.

Q: What is fun about playing Grace Hoylard?
S.B.: Grace is different than I am. That makes it an intriguing part to play. She knows what she wants, I love her confidence and energy. I have fun when I'm her.

Q: Imagine that you are stuck at 1:30 a.m. in a diner that has a full working kitchen. What do you order?
S.B.: I order scrambled eggs, bacon, a Belgian waffle with fruit and whipped topping, and coffee with lots of sweetened cream.

Bus Stop runs Friday, January 17 through Saturday, February 1 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Staged Reading Series: Good People on Jan. 21







 


The fourth staged reading of the 2013-2014 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Rich Rand directs the cast, which includes Chynna Fry, Bill Knapp, Mona Bapat, Michelle Bonora, E. Linda Jeffries and John Collier.

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

The staged reading of Good People will be Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street - on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event; general admission tickets are available the night of the staged reading.

There will be a question-and-answer session between the audience, the director and the cast immediately following.

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.

In the Wings: Bus Stop. Meet Steven Becker.



Steven Becker plays Dr. Gerald Lyman in Bus Stop, the third show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. William Inge wrote the script.

Question: Why did you audition for Bus Stop?
Steven Becker: My wife and I have been watching the theatre since we moved here a year and a half ago, hoping to find something we could eventually audition for. Bus Stop looked like an intriguing play, so the opportunity and time were right.

Q: Who is Dr. Gerald Lyman ?
S.B.: Dr. Gerald Lyman is a brilliant, but flawed, Ph.D. He's lost, he travels all over I think, in part, to figure out who he is. However, the flaws lead him down the path of excess alcohol consumption and chasing young women.

Q: What is fun about playing Dr. Gerald Lyman?
S.B.: It's a challenge. He's very different from me, starting with being brilliant. Having an opportunity to watch a character go through several different changes – you think he's finally found himself at the end, but you're left with the question: "Has he changed, or was it just a fa├žade?"

Q: Imagine that you are stuck at 1:30 a.m. in a diner that has a full working kitchen. What do you order?
S.B.: The greasiest double cheeseburger that they have, with tartar sauce, pickle and lettuce. It's based on a Frisch's Big Boy.

Bus Stop runs Friday, January 17 through Saturday, February 1 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

In the Wings: Bus Stop. Meet Keanna Patterson.

 


Keanna Patterson plays Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop, the third show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. William Inge wrote the script.

Question: Why did you audition for Bus Stop?
Keanna Patterson: It seemed like a really fun play to do. Then Mr. Radtke is co-directing, and I've worked with him multiple times before. I'd also heard of Steve Martin many times, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to work with both of them and get to be in my first MainStage play. It seemed like a perfect combination.

Q: Who is Elma Duckworth?
K.P.: Elma Duckworth is a high schooler working at Grace's Diner. She is a very curious, fascinated girl who loves to ask questions of people who come into the diner.

Q: What is fun about playing Elma Duckworth?
K.P.: Being a little bit of a girly girl. I'm not like that, and never have been. It's fun to see what that's like.

Q: Imagine that you are stuck at 1:30 a.m. in a diner that has a full working kitchen. What do you order?
K.P.: I would order pancakes with maple syrup and butter, and bacon, and extra bacon and more bacon.

Bus Stop runs Friday, January 17 through Saturday, February 1 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 shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 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.