Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Staged Reading Series: "Approaching Zanzibar" on May 12

The fifth staged reading of the 2014-2015 Staged Reading Series is Tina Howe's "Approaching Zanzibar." It will be performed Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

It is a Pay What You Can event. It will be followed immediately by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director.

This play by the author of "Pride's Crossing" follows the Blossom family as they travel cross country to see Aunt Olivia, who has cancer. She is a renowned environmental artist who creates enormous sculptures out of kites. The family camps along the way, having various adventures and meeting relatives and strangers. When they arrive in Taos, New Mexico, Olivia is fading in and out of reality, or is she?

Steve Martin directs the cast, which includes Kyle Borcz, Laura Whitcombe, Liam Kelley, Isabella Zollner, Mark Callaway, Marylin Howland Ross, Seth Jacobsen, Mona Bapat and Cassandra Clark. Beth Butram will narrate.

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