Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In the Wings: The Beverly Hillbillies. Meet Annie Furtner.

Annie Furtner plays Elly May in The Beverly Hillbillies, the fourth and final show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Rogers wrote the script based on the television program of the same name by Paul Henning.

Question: Why did you audition for the play?
Annie Furtner: I was in the pit orchestra for the school musical at West Side. It made me realize how much I missed being in shows, so I talked with my mom. She said, "Annie, try out for the show." It's all thanks to my mom.

Q: What is fun about your character?
A.F.: She is the kind of girl who likes to beat up people a lot. That's good, because it's fun to carry people and toss people to the ground.

Q: What is your favorite old-time television series?
A.F.: Star Trek. I like watching it with my dad. It's really funny and awesome.

The Beverly Hillbillies runs Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 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, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance.

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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