Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Announcing the cast of The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.

Director Julie Doan has announced the cast of "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.," the fifth and final staged reading in the 2014-2015 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by local playwright Steve Martin and is receiving its world premiere.

The staged reading of "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V." will be 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event.

The cast includes:

* Compère - Martin Fernandez
* Benny V. - Bill Ross
* Timothy/Chef Rosa/Vincente - Drake Meed
* Claire/Reina/Jin - Brittany Barnes
* Eva/Gloria/Greta - Jane Hoaks
* Violetta Izugarria/Ashanti - Juanita Crider
* Mia/Molly - Alexa Conn
* Walt/Narrator - Bill Knapp

"The highlight of forty-year-old Benny V.'s day is eating his microwaved dinner and falling asleep at 8 p.m. in his apartment decorated with old college dormitory furniture. Then a mysterious invitation leads Benny V. on a journey that connects him with new people, places and experiences. 'The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.' looks at how we engage the world and how going outside out comfort zone affects our lives."

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