Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In the Wings: The Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Meet the Playwrights – Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, "The Show Must NOT Go On!"

Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos wrote The Show Must NOT Go On!, one of seven plays that will make their world debut at the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It is directed by Tamzin Malone.

Question: What is The Show Must NOT Go On! about?
Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos: A couple of community theatre actors in the middle of a production of Hamlet lose their "Gertrude" at intermission, and the janitor talks her way into the role.

Q: Why did you want to write The Show Must NOT Go On!
K. McB-A.: My plays are typically dark and brooding; I wanted to try writing comedy.

Q: What was the most fun part of writing The Show Must NOT Go On!
K. McB-A.: Letting the janitor win.

Q: How do you feel about The Show Must NOT Go On! being produced at Civic Theatre in the festival?
K. McB-A.: Civic Theatre has been very supportive of my plays. This is the second 10-minute play they've produced of mine. Plus they did a staged reading of one of my full-length plays, To Tread Among Serpents.

Q: Why do you like writing?
K. McB-A.: Where else do I get to build an empire?

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

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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