Tuesday, February 7, 2012

In the Wings: Miss Nelson is Missing. Meet Maggie Pearl.

Maggie Pearl plays Mouse in Miss Nelson is Missing, the second show of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.

Question: Why did you audition for Miss Nelson is Missing?
Maggie Pearl: In third grade, I was in a high school play because they needed little kids, so I did that and I really liked it. And then I got into acting, and I really liked it. My dad got an e-mail about the tryout, and I tried out because I thought it would be fun.

Q: What is the best part about playing Mouse?
M.P.: I get to be this tomboy. I get in fights, which is fun. Mouse doesn’t win the fights, though.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
M.P.: I have liked all my teachers. In middle school, my favorite teacher is either Mrs. Webb, who teaches English, or Mrs. Bratcher, who teaches math. They are at Battle Ground Middle School.

Q: Have you ever acted as bad as the kids in Room 207?
M.P.: No.

Miss Nelson is Missing opens Friday, February 17 and runs through Sunday, February 19 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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