Friday, February 7, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Lauren Gustafson.

Lauren Gustafson 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?
Lauren Gustafson: I like to sing and act.

Q: What's the best part about being part of 13?
L.G.: I think this musical is very funny. Personally, I understand a lot of the problems in the show because they happen at school.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
L.G.: Probably 9. You don't have any responsibilities and you're happy and carefree. You think you know everything.

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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