Civic 2015-2016 Season

A Civic Production
July 24 – 26
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Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.

Music by Jerry Bock
Book by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
July 24 – 26, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

Presented by the Curtains Up Summer Camp, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. is set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in the musical theatre canon...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 11 – 26
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The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
Written by Bo Wilson
September 11 – 26, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Michelle Bonora

Midwest Premiere...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
September 15
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The Amish Project

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Written by Jessica Dickey
September 15, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kyle Borcz

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Originally a solo show, The Amish Project has now been adapted for an ensemble.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 9 – 11
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And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

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Adults11$
Youth6$
By James Still
October 9 – 11, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Tori Rosa

is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 30 – November 10
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An Evening With Poe: Two Stories in Drama Form

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Written by Arliss Jeffries
October 30 – November 10, 2015
at Delphi Opera House/The Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kris Kazmierczak

A Radio Play
Arliss Jeffries writes another exciting radio play, featuring live sound effects. Featuring the chilling tales of the master of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, An Evening of Poe promises to be a delightful evening.

There will be two performances.

October 30, 7:30 PM at the newly opened Delphi Opera House
and November 10, 730 PM at our own Historic Monon Depot Theatre.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
November 6 – 21
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Doubt, a Parable

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Written by John Patrick Shanley
November 6 – 21, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steven Koehler

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
December 4 – 13
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Adults11$
Youth6$
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
December 4 – 13, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Laurie Russell

The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 22 – February 6
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The Rainmaker

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Written by N. Richard Nash
January 22 – February 6, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Bill Knapp

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100...Show times and details

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January 26
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In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Written by Sarah Ruhl
January 26, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Martin

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
February 19 – 21
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Stuart Little

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Written by Joseph Robinette
February 19 – 21, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Neil Radtke

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
March 4 – 13
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Anything Goes

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
March 4 – 13, 2016
at Sunnyside Intermediate
Directed by Kate Walker

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores. Two versions of it are available for presentation. The 1962 version and the 1987 Beaumont version are each based on the same story. Both may be accompanied by a piano, a small instrumental combo or a full orchestra...Show times and details

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March 8
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World Premiere Reading

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Written by TBA
March 8, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre

Callout for Civic Theatre's 2014-2015 Original Script Contest

In the seven years the Staged Reading Series has been part of the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette season, at least one script has been an original, previously unproduced script written by a local playwright.

* 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 ...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
April 8 – 10
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The Hundred Dresses

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Written by Mary Hall Surface
based on the book by Eleanor Estes
April 8 – 10, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like everyone else. But in 1930′s small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in. When Maddie’s best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn’t right. When the teasing doesn’t stop and the Petronskis move to get away from the town’s prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realized that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
May 6 – 21
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Vanya, and Sonia, and Masha, and Spike

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
Written by Christopher Durang
May 6 – 21, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Martin

Nominated for six Tony Awards(R), "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.Show times and details

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May 10
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Living Out

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
Written by Lisa Loomer
May 10, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre

LIVING OUT tells the story of the complicated relationship between a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer she works for. Both women are smart, hard-working mothers. Both want better lives for their children. The play explores what is the shared humanity between them…and what are the differences wrought by race, class and Ana's illegal status. Through Ana, we understand what it means to leave a child in another country to come here, and the potential cost of sacrificing one's own child in order to care for someone else's...Show times and details

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