'Look After Lulu' to open at Civic

Comedic play starring Ball State actors is directed by theater professor.

Valentine's Day couldn't be a better time to showcase Noel Croward's "Look After Lulu," at the Muncie Civic Theatre.

The production features a cast of both Ball State students and members of the Muncie community and is directed by Michael O'Hara, assistant professor of theater.

The play is a readapted French farce, which by O'Hara's definition, involves normal people in larger than life situations.

"Lulu" is set in 1908 Paris, and is about a high-class woman, her lovers and their comical endeavors.

"It's a funny play about making your way in the world and getting in and out of situations," Lynn Downey, who plays Lulu, said.

Lulu's fiance' Philippe is going off to 28 days of military service, and has asked his best friend Marcel, played by sophomore Bryan Campbell, to look after Lulu while he is away. During that time Marcel has his own problems to conquer, mainly trying to obtain his trusts from his godfather.

The only way to get his money is to be married, so Marcel schemes to marry Lulu, creating a host of problems.

Lulu is very much an independent woman, content on living her life the way she pleases, said Downey. Lulu's favorite things in life are money and attention.

Campbell said this play will be enjoyable for college students, because it's about the one thing most college students are thinking about - sex.

"People are always saying there is nothing to do in Muncie," Downey said. "Well, here's an opportunity to get off the Ball State campus and do something in Muncie.

Tickets for the show are $12 general admission and $9 for students. The show opens tonight at 8 and will have repeated performances Friday and Saturday. There will also be two additional performances Feb. 22 and 23, also at 8 p.m.

Because O'Hara is a faculty member at Ball State and Vice President of the Muncie Civic board, there will be a chance for student discount tickets. One half hour before the show, any unsold seats will be sold to students with a valid ID for $4 on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Admission - $12
Students - $9
Muncie Civic Theatre downtown Muncie
216 E. Main St., Muncie IN 288-PLAY
Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 22-23 at 8 p.m.


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