ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – Civic Theatre (10/09/19)


ARE FANTASTIC. I WILL SEE YOU IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES.BACK TO YOU. Ange: THIS WEEKEND, THE CIVIC THEATER TAKES YOU TO THE EDGE WITH THEIR LATEST PRODUCTION. LORD OF THE FLIES. KEVIN ROACH IS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. WELCOME BACK. THIS IS A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. BUT YOU’VE DONE EDGY STUFF. I HAVE. Ange: WENT TO THE BOOK, OUT? 1950S. IT’S A PIECE OF CLASSIC LITERATURE THAT SCHOOLS ARE LEARNING. MY RESPONSE IS YOUR KIDS ARE READING THIS RIGHT NOW. AND I HAVE AN ENTIRE CAST OF TEENAGERS. AND THEY’VE ALREADY READ IT OR SOME OF THEM ARE IN THE PROCESS OF READING IT RIGHT NOW AS PART OF THEIR VANDERBURGH COUNTY CURRICULUM. Ange: AND THAT WILL BE PART OF THEIR MEMORY AND EXPERIENCE. WHAT’S THE SETUP OF THE STORY? IT BASICALLY TAKES PLACE DURING AN UNNAMED TIME PERIOD. DURING A WAR. IT NEVER SAYS WHEN OR WHAT OR WHY AND WE KEEP IT THAT WAY. TWO GET THEM OFF, OUT OF THE WAR ZONE. BUT IT’S SHOT DOWN OVER AN ISLAND. THEY CRASH AND THE ONLY ADULTS ARE THE PILOTS AND THEY DIE. SO THESE BOYS ARE LEFT ALONE ON THIS ISLAND TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES. IT STARTS OUT HARMONIOUS AND THEN BEGINS TO BREAK INTO CHAOS FOR A WHILE. Ange: SO THE LESSON HERE IS? HIERARCHY IS PART OF HUMANITY? YOU’RE GOING TO CHOOSE SIDES. ONE OF THE THINGS I WORKED WITH ONE OF MY ACTORS ON THE GOOD GUY STARTED I SAID DO YOU THINK HE’S TRYING TO FOLLOW ORDER BECAUSE HE GENUINELY WANTS TO OR THAT’S WHAT HE’S BEEN TAUGHT? THE BOYS GIVING IT UP AND GO FULLY TRIBAL ARE THE ONES THAT ARE LIKE, THERE’S NOBODY HERE TO ENFORCE THE RULES SO WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT. WHO’S DOING IT BECAUSE IT’S RIGHT AND TO KEEP ORDER AND WHO’S DOING IT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF THEM. Ange: A TIMELY COMMENTARY. WRITTEN IN THE 50S. TELL US ABOUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SHOW. THERE FROM MANY DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. PROBABLY A LITTLE OLDER. EACH IS RANGING FROM 12-18. THE PLAY IS A CONDENSED VERSION OF THE BOOK BUT I THINK IT TELLS THE STORY WELL. THERE’S ARE A LOT OF TIMES I WATCH AND IT’S LIKE, I’M SEEING THIS ON THE NEWS TODAY. IN DIFFERENT FORMS. BUT THE KIDS ARE DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB. Ange: THIS IS JUST ONE SET. ONE SET AND THE LIGHTING CHANGES. AS AN AUDIENCE WE USE OUR IMAGINATION. THEY’RE IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST MASSIVE SETS WE’VE HAD SINCE I’VE BEEN THERE. IT’S JUST HUGE. IT GOES SEVEN FEET IN THE AIR. THERE ARE KIDS THAT HAVE TO STAND ON THAT EDGE. Ange: ONLY YOU DO THAT. WHEN DOES THE SHOW GO UP? THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. WE PLAY THROUGH SUNDAY. YOU CAN GET TICKETS BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE. I’M NOT THERE NOW. ALSO, WWW.EVANSVILLECIVICTHEATE R.org. Ange: ALWAYS A JOY TO SEE YOU. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE

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