ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – Civic Theatre (09/04/19)


OF THAT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HURRICANE DORIAN IS STILL A CATEGORY TWO. THE CENTER IS OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA, SO THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR FLORIDIANS. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STILL GETTING POUNDED WITH PRETTY HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE COAST AND STRONG WINDS TOO. HOW ABOUT THE “SKEETER METER” FOR US? IT’S PRETTY HOT, PRETTY HUMID. THAT MEANS IT’S MODERATE. TWO SKEETERS. Ange: TOO LITTLE SKEETERS. THAT’S ALL YOU GOD. CIVIC THEATER IS READY TO TAKE IT UNDERGROUND. KEVIN AND PAUL ARE HERE. PAUL, YOU ARE DIRECTING. IT’S A SHORT SHOW. ONLY AN HOUR -AND-A-HALF LONG ABOUT TWO PEOPLE WHO MEET ON THE SAN FRANCISCO TRAIN DOING THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE. THE SATURDAY EDITION. THE HARD ONE. Ange: SO THEY’RE BOTH TRYING TO ASK EACH OTHER? THEY’RE WORKING ON LIFE PROBLEMS. SHE HAS HER PROBLEMS AND HE HAS HIS PROBLEMS. WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY, THAT’S ALL I WILL TELL YOU. Ange: GET A TICKET. HE HAS JOB ISSUES AND SHE HAS ISSUES WITH HER 18-YEAR-OLD SON AND A LOT OF IT REVOLVES AROUND THEM DOING THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE TOGETHER AND HELPING EACH OTHER WITH THEIR LIFE ISSUES. Ange: SO THIS IS A TWO CHARACTER SHOW. TO CHARACTERS. I’VE STAGE MANAGED BEFORE DOING A 15 PERSON SHOW. THEN YOU HAVE LOGISTICS WHETHER THEY KNOW WHEN TO COME ON OR NOT COME ON. TWO PEOPLE AND THEY ARE ON STAGE THE WHOLE TIME. Ange: THAT’S A LOT OF LINES TO LEARN. WHAT ABOUT THIS PIECE CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION? PAULA HAS BEEN ONE OF MY LONG TIME VOLUNTEER STAGE MANAGERS. SHE WANTED TO DIRECT. I’M A SUCKER FOR A GOOD ROMANTIC COMEDY. AND IT’S ONE OF THOSE SHOWS. WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE REHEARSAL, I WAS LIKE THIS ISN’T AS ROMANTIC AS I REMEMBER READING IT. THEN HE GETS TOWARD THE END AND I AM LIKE, THIS IS SO SWEET. IT’S SUCH A FUN, CUTE LITTLE SHOW. IN ONE TRAINRIDE, YOU GET THE WHOLE UPS AND DOWNS OF A RELATIONSHIP RIGHT THERE IN THE WAY THESE TWO PEOPLE CONNECT. Ange: JUST LIKE IN REAL LIFE. NOW THIS IS THE UNDERGROUND PIECE. OUR FIRST UNDERGROUND SHOW OF THE SEASON AT THE HUB ON FRANKLIN. THE OWNERS HAVE BEEN REALLY GREAT. THE OWNERS OF THE VENUE HAVE BEEN GREAT TO LET US USE THE BACK. WE TELL PEOPLE THE HUB ON FRANKLIN IS EASIER TO TELL PEOPLE IT’S GOING TO BE BASICALLY INSIDE WHITE SWAN COFFEE LAB. IT’S A NICE INTIMATE SPACE. THE ACTORS WILL BE MERELY FEET AWAY FROM YOU SO YOU’LL FEEL LIKE YOU’RE REALLY ON THIS TRAIN WITH THEM PRACTICALLY. Ange: WHEN DOES THE SHOW GO UP? THURSDAY AND IT GOES THROUGH SUNDAY. TICKETS ARE $10 IN ADVANCE. $12 AT THE DOOR. YOU CAN GET THEM ON OUR WEBSITE OR CALL OUR BOX OFFICE. I JUST GOT BACK FROM VACATION. I’VE DONE LOTS OF FUN COSTUME THINGS. DOWN AT – – [INDISCERNIBLE]. LIKE I SAID, THEY CAN GET THEM AT WWW.EVANSVILLECIVICTHEATE R.org. SUPER EASY. Ange: HOW MANY CAN YOU SELL? ABOUT 45. 45-49 SEATS. FOR A SMALLER VENUE, THAT’S WHY WE LIKE AND A NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE SO WE HAVE THE THURSDAY. THAT WE DON’T NORMALLY HAVE WITH OUR MAIN STAGE SHOWS. 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MONDAY AT 2:00.

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