Friday, February 21, 2014

Announcing the cast of To Tread Among Serpents

Director Steve Martin has announced the cast of To Tread Among Serpents, the fifth staged reading of the 2013-2014 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Local playwright Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos wrote the script, which is receiving its world premiere.

The cast includes:

* The Janitor - Twana A. Harris
* Jasper "Junior" Scroggins - Eric Francis
* Juanita "JC" Cohen - Andrea Jakeman
* Violet Haight - Michelle Bonora
* Lulu Lemoine - Twana A. Harris
* Chorus - Mike Atwell, Cresta Cates, Scott Hankins, Rick Siler
* Narrator - Debra Humphrey John

Deep in 1959 Southern Appalachia, Pentecostal snake handler and pig farmer Violet Haight is eager to talk about how she butchered and scattered the hacked-up remains of two men over 75 miles of country roads, as long as the ambitious urbanite reporter and crime writer Juanita "JC" Cohen is able to satisfy Violet's desire for celebrity and appetite for vengeance. To Tread Among Serpents is based on a true story.

The staged reading of To Tread Among Serpents will be Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

It is a Pay What You Can event. A question-and-answer session between the playwright, the cast, the director and the audience will immediately follow the 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.

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