Sunday, June 1, 2014

In the Wings: The Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival – "KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring In 'Saving the World!'" Meet Laurie Russell, the director.


Laurie Russell directs KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring In "Saving the World!" 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 Steve Martin.

Question: Why did you want to direct KiKi Pineapple …?
Laurie Russell: I love the script. I'm always drawn to kids stories. It's difficult to write kids believably. It's done really well with this script, and it's got a lovely message and a nice resolution.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about directing a 10-minute play?
L.R.: The joy is being able to get so much done in one fell swoop.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
L.R.: "feed all my horses"

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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