Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "The Best of Intentions." Meet Bill Knapp.



Bill Knapp plays The Clerk in The Best of Intentions, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by Laurie Russell.

Question: Who is The Clerk? What is he like?
Bill Knapp: The Clerk is very sympathetic to The Man and his bad day. He's trying to check in The Man, furiously typing away as The Man tells his story. He lends a very sympathetic ear to what he's being told.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
B.K.: I didn't get to act in the festival last year. It's interesting to see how a 10-minute play works in comparison.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
B.K.: "have a cup of tea"

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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