Friday, May 9, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Larry Sommers.

Larry Sommers plays Beauregard and a rabbi in Mame, the fifth and final show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote the book based on the novel "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
Larry Sommers: Doing shows at Civic Theatre and the friends and comrades-in-arm who I get to work with, old and young. In every show, especially big-cast shows, there are people I’ve known for 20 years, and there are people I’ve known less than 20 days. And it’s a great chance to make fun of people.

Mame runs Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 at Sunnyside Intermediate School, 530 N. 26th Street in 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 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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