Thursday, October 30, 2014

Share Your Thoughts: Frankenstein - a Radio Play


Did you attend last night's performance of Arliss Jeffries' "Frankenstein - a Radio Play"? Share your thoughts!

What did you think of the story, the performances, the sound effects? What were the highlights of the performance? What will you remember the most?


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Frankenstein - A Radio Play on Oct. 29














Arliss Jeffries' "Frankenstein – A Radio Play" will be performed Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, the corner of 5th Street and North Street. It is based on Mary Shelley's novel of the same name.

It is a Pay What You Can event. All seats are general admission.

Kris Kazmierczak directs the cast, which includes Bill Knapp, Eric Francis, Drake Meed, Citt Mabbitt, Rick Siler, Rod McDanel, Evan Malone, Alex Siler, Timothy Lewis, Marilyn Howland-Ross and Andrea Jakeman. Shane Guenin and Candace Borcz are the sound artists.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 25 - Cleaning the Workshop and the Booth

Volunteers are needed at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon as we do a major clean-up of the workshop.

Also, the booth in the historic Monon Depot Theatre will be cleaned, with lighting and sound equipment being organized.

No special skills are required. We're looking for folks with strong backs and eager spirits to assist us with this much-needed project!

Bagels, coffee and orange juice will be provided.

See you at the theatre this Saturday!


Share Your Thoughts: 8


The staged reading of Dustin Lance Black's "8" took place last night at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

It was followed by a question-and –answer session between the audience, the cast and a panel.

Did you attend the staged reading of "8"? What did you think about the characters, the plot and the dialogue? What were some of the high points? What will you remember about the reading?


The next staged reading will be Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Parke" on December 16.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Announcing the cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical


Director Steve Koehler has announced the cast of "A Christmas Story: The Musical," the holiday show in the 2014-2015 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"A Christmas Story: The Musical" will be performed Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. 6th Street in Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances will begin at 2:30 p.m. To purchase your ticket in advance, call 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Jean - Bob Mindrum
* Mother - Cathy Russell
* The Old Man - Eric Francis
* Ralphie - Rudy Ahlersmeyer
* Randy - Leo Crampton
* Schwartz - Matthew Roberts
* Flick - James Koehler
* Miss Shields - Debra John
* Santa - Rick Siler
* Skut Farkus - Ryan Tucker
* Dill - Charlie Long
* Ensemble - Mollie Koehler, Darby BigelowJoy Bosma, Nolen Manning, Morgan DesEnfants, Seth Jacobsen, Sydney Anderson, Dylan Richards, Timothy Lewis, James Bartu, Christopher Fulk, Cody Walker, Jordan Southwood, Kyle Borcz,  Cindy Konyk, Andrea Yough, Ce-Ce Furtner, Kelly Levans, Candace  Borcz, Stephanie Bosma, Heather Holley, Cassandra Wood, Elizabeth Webb, Katie Dunnuck, Tori Rosa

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Homan, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner and many others.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Staged Reading Series: 8 on Oct. 21





















The second staged reading of the 2014-2015 Staged Reading Series is Dustin Lance Black's "8." It will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 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 immediately followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, a panel, the cast and the director.

Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. "8" – a new play by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) – demystifies the debate about marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, (now Hollingsworth v. Perry). Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

Lori Portner directs the cast, which includes Ted Hingst, Will Ellis, Kate Martin, Abri Dennis, Amy Crampton, Mona Bapat, Ryan Tucker, Leo Crampton, Allen Banning, Kyle Borcz, Candace Borcz, Carrie Francis, Christopher Fulk, Cody Walker, Cresta Cates, Greg Seiters, Lisa Bittles, Mike Smith and Steve Martin.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening Night: The Dixie Swim Club. Production photos.






Thanks to Steve Scherer for taking these production photos of "The Dixie Swim Club," the second show of the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"The Dixie Swim Club" opens tonight, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. All performances are at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability and to order your tickets.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Preview Night: The Dixie Swim Club. Video preview on YouTube.


Tonight, Oct. 16, is preview night for "The Dixie Swim Club," the second show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The show opens tomorrow, Oct. 17 will run through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

Steve Scherer created a video preview of the production. Director Susan Kisinger provides commentary.


You can view the videos of previous productions on Civic Theatre's YouTube channel.