Monday, February 10, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Ariel Laukins.

Ariel Laukins plays Patrice in 13, the third show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics, and Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book.

Question: Why did you audition for 13?
Ariel Laukins: I have worked with Tamzin Malone before, and she's a really fun director. I haven't been in a musical for a while. I saw this one and I thought it would be fun to play someone younger than me.

Q: Who is Patrice?
A.L.: She's a geek. She's one of the biggest losers in the town of Appleton, and no one likes her. She's not cynical, but she's sad and I like being able to play the loser type.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
A.L.: 18. Then you can make your decisions without having anyone yell at you, except the police.

13 runs Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 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 and $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting This show contains some material that may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences. Patrons are welcome to read a copy of the script prior to purchasing tickets.

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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