Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Carolyn Oneal.

Carolyn Oneal plays a rabbi and a kid 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?
Carolyn Oneal: My social studies teacher, Mr. Radtke, thought it would be a good idea because I sing all the time and I like to perform. This seemed like a fun thing to do.

Q: What's the best part about being part of 13?
C.O.: I'm making a lot of new friends. It's fun to get to know all these people, and they all share the same love that I have for performing.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
C.O.: 23. You're out of college, but then you're not in the position that you have to work yet. You have to work, but it isn't as big of a deal and you don't have to care as much as when you're 30.

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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