Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In the Wings: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Meet Samantha Hoover.
Samantha Hoover plays Mona in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, the first production of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Ed Graczyk.
Question: How would you describe Mona? What are her goals?
Samantha Hoover: Mona is like an onion. She's got so many layers to her; she's at once very sweet and caring toward the people she's with but she's also kind of crazy. She's got a lot she's trying to hold on to, a lot she's built up for herself that she's trying to maintain and a lot of it are things she's built up herself to protect herself.
Question: What do you think an audience will remember most about Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean?
S.H.: I think what they'll remember most is the relationships between the characters. They're all from different families, but they're all like one big family.
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean will open Friday, September 9 and run three consecutive weekends through Sunday, September 25 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances 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.