John Carlson plays Arty in Lost in Yonkers, the fourth show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Neil Simon wrote the script.
Question: Who is Arty?
John Carlson: Arty is a happy, energetic, thirteen-year old boy.
Q: What is fun about playing him?
J.C.: He is the comic relief, so that's fun. Most of his lines are funny, and the way he says them is sarcastic.
Q: What is your earliest memory of spending an extended period of time away from your parents?
J.C.: It was with my grandparents, which was the first time I saw Star Wars. That was fun.
Lost in Yonkers runs Friday, February 28 through Saturday, March 15 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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter twenty minutes before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with valid college or high school IDs.
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.