Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Staged Reading Series: To Tread Among Serpents on March 4

The fifth staged reading of the 2013-2014 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is To Tread Among Serpents by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos. The staged reading will mark its world premiere.

Steve Martin directs the cast, which includes Andrea Jakeman, Michelle Bonora, Twana A. Harris, Eric Francis, Mike Atwell, Cresta Cates, Scott Hankins, Debra Humphrey John and Rick Siler.

Deep in 1959 Southern Appalachia, Pentecostal snake handler and pig farmer Violet Haight is eager to talk about how she butchered and scattered the hacked-up remains of two men over 75 miles of country roads, as long as the ambitious urbanite reporter and crime writer Juanita "JC" Cohen is able to satisfy Violet's desire for celebrity and appetite for vengeance. To Tread Among Serpents is based on a true story.

The staged reading of To Tread Among Serpents will be Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event, general admission tickets are available the night of the staged reading.

There will be a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast, the director and the playwright immediately following.

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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