Monday, February 10, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Eliana Bucklin.

Eliana Bucklin plays Charlotte 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?
Eliana Bucklin: My social studies teacher, Mr. Neil Radtke, has heard me sing before. He suggested that I audition, and I thought it would be a really fun play.

Q: What is fun about being part of 13?
E.B.: It's nice to be with people who have the same interests, and we've become a big family now.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
E.B.: 6 because you're young and free, and you don't have any responsibilities. The worst thing anyone can say to you is, "I don't want to play with you anymore." And also 16, because that's when you're finding who you are, and you're truly developing and changing into who you're going to become.

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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