Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the Wings: The Beverly Hillbillies. Meet Josie Luptak.

Josie Luptak plays Mrs. Oglethorpe 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?
Josie Luptak: I've never gotten the chance to work with Laurie Russell, the director. I had heard really great things about her, so I wanted to do that. I also love Civic, so of course I wanted to audition.

Q: What is fun about playing your character?
J.L.: She is really funny. She thinks the Clampetts are hilarious. She also gets to be proper, which I like.

Q: What is your favorite old-time television series?
J.L.: Full House, for sure.

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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