Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In the Wings: Miss Nelson is Missing. Meet Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin.

Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin plays LaVita 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?
Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin: I auditioned because I really wanted to be part of Civic Theatre; I've never been here. It's a chance to be around kids, so you can have a lot of fun with it.

Q: What is the best part about playing LaVita?
D.S-D.: I have some really sassy lines, like "Do it."

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
D.S-D.: Mrs. Webb, who teaches English at Battle Ground Middle School.

Q: Have you ever acted as bad as the kids in Room 207?
D.S-D.: Truthfully, yes. When I was little, I was at a sleepover at church. My friends and I ran a lot because of the soda we drank. We ended up playing Duck, Duck, Goose. Outside. In our pajamas. For an hour.

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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