Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Announcing the world premiere in the 2015-2016 staged reading series: JS Green's "The Kegger"

During the staged reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, at least one script by a local playwright is selected for a world premiere. The script chosen for the 2015-2016 season is The Kegger by JS Green.

In The Kegger, Charley Jennings works at a job he hates. His family life veers from crazy to just depressing. His only anchor is his best friend, Loober, who once saved Charley's life. Now, Loober has gotten in a jam with a fast-talking con man and Charley must save him. But things don’t work out as planned.

Other scripts by local playwrights that have received a world premiere during the nine-year-old series include:

* 2007-2008 - Pia Zadora Sings Gershwin by Deborah Gray and A Very Bad Day for Brandon Butterworth by Scott Haan
* 2008-2009 - In the Weeds by Steve Gooch
* 2009-2010 - TILT by Laurie Russell
* 2010-2011 - Roman Cokes by Jeff Spanke
* 2011-2012 - Puzzles by Laurie Russell
* 2012-2013 - A Wonderful Suicide by Diane Littleton Bahler and Going through Hell by Steve Martin
* 2013-2014 - To Tread Among Serpents by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
* 2014-2015 - The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V. by Steve Martin

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Announcing the cast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Director Laurie Russell has announced the cast for "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the second Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2015-2016 season.

The show will run Dec. 4-13.

The cast includes:

* Schroeder - Charles Ahlersmeyer
* Four - Sofia Alge
* Sally - Joy Bosma
* Linus - Aidan Clemenz
* Snoopy - Rachel Cooper
* Charlie Brown - Leo Crampton
* Lucy - Morgan DesEnfants
* Violet - Madeline Dewitt
* Shermy - Xander Haan
* Patty - Lauren Mills
* Three - Colleen Pedley
* Pig Pen - Treyton Watkins
* Frieda - Kiersten Wood