Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In the Wings: The Beverly Hillbillies. Meet Ryan Tucker.

Ryan Tucker plays Mr. Brewster and Lieutenant Richards 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?
Ryan Tucker: I wanted to see what Laurie Russell is like as a director, and I looked over the script and it seemed funny.

Q: What is fun about playing your characters?
R.T.: They are two different personalities. Mr. Brewster is a Southern businessman, and Lieutenant Richards is a detective who becomes corrupt and falls in love with a hillbilly.

Q: What is your favorite old-time television series?
R.T.: Three Stooges. My dad watches it all the time, and I kind of was forced to watch it when I was younger.

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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