Civic 2018-2019 Season

A Civic Production
July 27 – 29
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Guys and Dolls JR.

Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
July 27 – 29, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Baumann

The Civic Youth Theatre Curtains Up Camp presents "Guys and Dolls JR."

"Guys and Dolls JR." is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes "Guys and Dolls JR." a perennial crowd pleaser...Show details

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A Civic Production
August 17 – 18
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One Size Fits All & New Canula

Gary Cremeans II
August 17 – 18, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre

Join Civic Theatre for a special two-for-one event! One Size Fits All will be performing longform improvisational comedy with players Bill Ross, Matt Gyure, Matt Kerkhoff, Mike Dodaro and Tim Franklin.

Then after a brief intermission, one-act play New Canula will be performed by visiting actors (and playwright) Gary Cremeans II and Scott Rankin...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 7 – 22
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Sylvia

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
A.R. Gurney
September 7 – 22, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by John Collier

Sylvia, a dog Greg brings home from the park, offers him an escape from the frustrations of his job and middle age. But to his wife Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for Greg’s affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. After a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Parental Warning: This play contains adult language and situations. Ages 14 and up recommended.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
September 11
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When We Were Young and Unafraid

Sarah Treem
September 11, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julia Colby

In the early 1970s, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into a refuge for victims of domestic violence. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help.Show details

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A Civic Production
October 5 – 7
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Storybook Reunion Murders

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Scott Haan
October 5 – 7, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Baumann

The alumni of Aesop Academy, a school for nursery rhyme characters, and the alumni of Grimm High, their cross-town rivals, are having reunions... scheduled for the same time and place! The two warring schools must team up to solve two murders... or risk suffering a cruel fate! The jokes and twists abound in this delightful romp for kids and adults alike!Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 26 – November 10
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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
Ken Ludwig
October 26 – November 10, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Bill Knapp

Get your deerstalker cap on - the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic "The Hound of the Baskervilles" into a murderously funny
adventure. Watch as Holmes and Watson try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly
accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 30
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The Christians

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Lucas Hnath
October 30, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Will Ellis

Pastor Paul's church was once a modest storefront but is now a congregation of thousands. On what should be a day of celebration, Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake his church's foundations and reveal the trouble with changing your mind.

The director is looking to cast 5 actors, 3 men and 2 women:

PAUL, a pastor

ELIZABETH, his wife

JOSHUA, the associate pastor

JAY, a church elder

JENNY, a congregantShow times and details

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A Civic Production
December 14 – 16
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A Christmas Carol

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Adults11$
Youth6$
John Jakes
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
December 14 – 16, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Molly Synesael

This version of John Jakes’ nationally successful stage adaptation not only tells the Dickens story faithfully but also allows young audiences to enjoy the real magic of theater; watching the actors create the scene and costume change as the show moves along. Charles Dickens is introduced at the beginning, starts to tell the story of Scrooge’s redemption, then brings it alive with the help of the others in the cast!Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 18 – February 2
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Into the Woods

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
January 18 – February 2, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Walker

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring together everyone’s favorite storybook
characters for a timeless yet relevant piece and a modern classic. Everyone’s wishes are granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later. Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show and an enchanting dark comedy.

The director is looking to cast 15 actors, 9 women and 6 men:

BAKER'S WIFE: Mezzo-Soprano (G-High F). Determined and bright. A romantic at heart, but materialistic at times. Strong singer/actor...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 29
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Maize

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Judith Pratt
January 29, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre

Barbara is in love with her work, researching maize genetics. But with the introduction of a new lab director who tries to get Barbara to change, or just retire, she must adapt as she struggles against sexism and her own difficult nature to do what she loves.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
February 15 – 17
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Still Life with Iris

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Steven Dietz
February 15 – 17, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Abby McClure

All that remains of Iris’ past is a single button from her coat. She lives in the land of
Nocturno, a magical place in which memories do not reside in people’s minds but instead are kept in their ‘Past Coats’. Using the button as a clue, Iris joins with friends she meets on her journey to search for the simplest of things, home.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
March 1 – 3
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Honk! JR.

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Book by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"
March 1 – 3, 2019
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Melinda Miller

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
April 5 – 20
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Intimate Apparel

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
Lynn Nottage
April 5 – 20, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Bill Caise

Esther, a skilled African-American seamstress, sews the finest intimate apparel for
customers from refined Fifth Avenue wives to prostitutes in the racy Tenderloin district. Her story explores the insidious effects of racism and classism, the social oppression of women, and the bravery, hard work, friendship, and love, of people forgotten by history.

The director is looking to cast 6 actors, 2 men and 4 women.

ESTHER: 35, African-American.

MRS. DICKSON: 50s, African-American.

MRS. VAN BUREN: 30s, white American.

MR. MARKS: 30s, Romanian Jewish immigrant...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
April 9
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Dry Powder

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Sarah Burgess
April 9, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre

After an extravagant engagement party sets off a publicity nightmare for Rick's firm, his partners develop competing plans to rescue the company. The game is on in this razor-sharp play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
May 10 – 25
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Time Stands Still

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Donald Margulies
May 10 – 25, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Martin

Sarah and her boyfriend James come back from covering the Iraq War, physically bruised and emotionally beaten. The burgeoning relationship of their best friend Richard and his young girlfriend makes them examine their own relationship and way of life. Is it possible for two people who are used to living in dangerous conditions to carve out a normal life? Can they stay together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals?

The director is looking to cast 4 actors, 2 men and 2 women.

SARAH GOODWIN: late 30s-early 40s, a photojournalist...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
May 14
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World Premiere Reading (TBD)

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
TBD
May 14, 2019
at the Monon Depot Theatre

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is seeking submissions for original scripts by local playwrights. The chosen script will be featured as part of our 11th Annual Staged Reading Series in the 2018-19 Season.

Requirements & Details:

- Script must be full-length (minimum 90 pages/maximum 120).
- Script must be submitted in Standard Professional Play Format.
- Please submit your script in PDF form to rachel@lafayettecivic.org.
- There is no cost to submit an original script.
- Playwrights are limited to submitting no more than 3 scripts.
- Deadline for submissions: October 26, 2018...Show times and details

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