Thursday, June 5, 2014

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "The Show Must NOT Go On!" Meet Tamzin Malone.



Tamzin Malone directs The Show Must NOT Go On!, 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 Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos.

Question: Why did you want to direct The Show Must NOT Go On!?
Tamzin Malone: It's an hilarious play. It's very funny. It very neatly wraps the whole thing up in ten minutes, and it has a lot of Shakespeare in it.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about directing a 10-minute play?
T.M.: You still need to present a fully rounded character even though the play is only ten minutes long. You don't have as much time to develop that on stage, so that's a challenge.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
T.M.: "blow dry my hair"

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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