Civic 2016-2017 Season

A Civic Production
July 29 – 31
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
July 29 – 31, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

The Curtains Up Summer Camp presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 16 – October 1
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents

by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston & Karen Weinberg
September 16 – October 1, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Koehler

A chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. Ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise...and where it will go next.Show details

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September 20
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Dutchman

by LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka)
September 20, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning

The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay (the black Adam) and Lula (a white Eve) spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. A ritual drama with a sociological purpose.Show details

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A Civic Production
October 14 – 16
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Dramatized by Richard R. George
October 14 – 16, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Abby McClure

The eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents, and hides five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars. Join Charlie Bucket in his hunt for a golden ticket and his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory!Show details

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October 22
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The Addams Family Costume Party and Fundraiser

The cast of The Addams Family
October 22, 2016
at Duncan Hall

Join the cast of The Addams Family for a Halloween costume party at Duncan Hall! The night will include appetizers and a cash bar, a costume contest with door prizes, silent auction, dancing, and performances from The Addams Family cast.

Individual tickets: $25.00
Couples: $40.00

Duncan Hall
619 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901Show details

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A Civic Production
October 28 – November 6
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The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
October 28 – November 6, 2016
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Kate Walker

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their spooky mansion in Central Park. Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family. When her new boyfriend and his “normal” family come to meet the Addams household, comic chaos ensues.Show details

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November 1
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The Haunted Widow Lincoln

by Donna Latham
November 1, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

Ten years after the assassination of her husband, Mary Todd Lincoln’s increasingly bizarre public behavior gets her pronounced insane by a “Sea of Men,” and a court-ordered commitment to Bellevue Place, with trunks of her possessions and vials of poison.Show details

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A Civic Production
December 2 – 11
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Elf the Musical, Jr.

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
December 2 – 11, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

**THIS PRODUCTION IS SOLD OUT**

Buddy the elf is raised at the North Pole, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. He embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.Show details

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A Civic Production
January 20 – February 4
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Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer
January 20 – February 4, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Craig Martin

Tour guide Lettice Douffet, an indefatigable enthusiast of history and theatre, is fired for embellishing the historical past of one of the least stately of London’s homes. Not one to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte Schoen, an inspector from the Preservation Trust, in a battle for all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.Show details

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A Civic Production
January 24
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W;t

by Margaret Edson
January 24, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Mona Bapat

During the course of her illness – and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital – a renowned professor of English comes to reassess her life and her work with profundity and humor.Show details

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A Civic Production
February 17 – 19
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John Lennon and Me

by Cherie Bennett
February 17 – 19, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Martin

Hollywood-wannabe, Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts cystic fibrosis with her imagination. Star’s new roommate, Courtney, is Star's opposite—a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Eventually they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves.Show details

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A Civic Production
March 3 – 5
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Harriet the Spy

by Leslie Brody
From the book by Louise Fitzhugh
March 3 – 5, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Melinda Miller

Harriet is a spy. In her notebook, she writes about everyone, even her classmates and best friends. When Harriet loses track of her notebook and it ends up in the wrong hands, her friends read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?Show details

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March 9 – 10
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The 2nd Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival

Isabelle Knowles, Ellie Kirchner, Jack Kauffman, Madda DeWitt, Xander Haan
March 9 – 10, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Baumann, Neil Radtke, Steve Martin, Kate Martin, Laurie Russell & Abby McClure

The 2nd Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival will feature a selection of the best 10-minute plays written by local area teens within Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

Selected from among many submissions, the five plays to be performed are:

"Plot Twist" by Isabelle Knowles, Directed by Julie Baumann
"Blind Date" by Jack Kauffman, Directed by Neil Radtke, Asst. Director Jessica Lindsay
"Violet in Violet" by Ellie Kirchner, Directed by Steve Martin
"Miriam" by Madda DeWitt, Directed by Kate Martin
"HAM" by Xander Haan, Directed by Laurie Russell & Abby McClureShow details

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A Civic Production
April 7 – 22
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And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
April 7 – 22, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Larry Sommers

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they await their mysterious host, a recording levels serious accusations of wrongdoing towards each of the guests, and soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.Show details

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A Civic Production
April 11
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A Poison Squad of Whispering Women

by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
April 11, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Martin

World Premiere Staged Reading #1

An unlikely union of women lead a righteous whisper campaign against the Grand Dragon of Indiana's KKK, exacting a bitter reckoning that ends in the brutal murder of one of their own.Show details

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April 18
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Fights in a Burning House

by Jason Wallace
April 18, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Drake Meed

World Premiere Staged Reading #2

Tinder and Sulphur are the only survivors of a nuclear apocalypse, eking out a crude life together in the hollow wastes of the city...that is, until Voland, a mysterious, impeccably-dressed salesman, suddenly arrives with a life-changing deal. It sounds too good to be true...and it is, as the two survivors soon realize that the stranger has a sinister game to play.Show details

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A Civic Production
May 12 – 27
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Barefoot in the Park

by Neil Simon
May 12 – 27, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Shannon Sabel

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.Show details

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May 16
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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

by Madeleine George
May 16, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Michelle Bonora

Four constant eccentric companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we all depend.Show details

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A Civic Production
June 9 – 11
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The Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

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All ages10$
Julie Baumann, Rebekah Bruni, Scott Haan, Neil Martin, Steven Martin, Evan Myers, Douglas Pruim, Laurie Russell
June 9 – 11, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre - 320 N. 5th St.
Directed by Steven Martin - Every Monday Morning, Craig Martin - Warplay, Kyle Borcz - Meshugganah Arcana, Tori Rosa - S.M.U., Kate Martin - Life With You is Hard, Neil Radtke - Plot Holes, Laurie Russell - Medieval Highway Robbery 101, Mona Bapat - /art/, Julie Baumann - Chloe, Lyle Janney - Playdate

The following titles have been chosen and will be performed at The Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, June 9-11:

Every Monday Morning by Scott Haan
Warplay by Laurie Russell
Meshugganah Arcana by Neil Martin
S.M.U. by Julie Baumann
Life With You is Hard by Rebekah Bruni
Plot Holes by Douglas Pruim
Medieval Highway Robbery 101 by Evan Myers
/art/ by Steven Martin
Chloe by Laurie Russell
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A Civic Production
June 23 – 24
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Macbeth

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William Shakespeare
June 23 – 24, 2017
at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, 920 E State St

The Civic Youth Theatre Summer Theatre Institute presents "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare.

Thought to have been first performed in 1606, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake...Show times and details

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