Saturday, March 5, 2011

In the Wings: Out of Order. Meet David Dietz.

David Dietz plays Richard Willey in Out of Order, the fourth production in the 2010-2011 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Ray Cooney.

Question: Why did you audition for Out of Order?
David Dietz: I love doing comedy. I also enjoy doing accents, so the chance to do both, along with physical comedy, in a British farce really appealed to me.

Q: What words would you use to describe Richard Willey?
D.D.: He's slick, fast-thinking and lecherous. He's very quick with excuses because he has to be. He faces situations in which people – waiters, managers, wives – enter the action. He has to come up with new lies to keep things going.

Q: What is Richard's main goal?
D.D.: He wants to have a wonderful evening with Miss Worthington while he wife is at home. Unfortunately, within about three minutes that's blown out the window, so to speak.

Q: What will an audience most remember about this production?
D.D.: They'll have a wonderful time having a good laugh. It's not a deep play, it's not a meaningful play but it's a wonderful evening of entertainment and the audience is going to have a great time.

Out of Order will open Friday, March 11 and run three consecutive weekends through Sunday, March 27 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performances will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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