Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In the Wings: Miss Nelson is Missing. Meet Annie Furtner.
Annie Furtner plays Kimberly 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?
Annie Furtner: My friend Adam Mengler is the stage manager.
Q: What is the best part about playing Kimberly?
A.F.: Probably the fact that I get to be a kindergartner again. I'm in ninth grade now. Kimberly wants to be a supermodel, so she's like, "The capital of everything is Paris because all the supermodels live in Paris, so if you're not in Paris you're basically not cool."
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A.F.: My favorite teacher is my eighth grade English teacher, Mr. Shaeffer. He teaches at West Side.
Q: Have you ever acted as bad as the kids in Room 207?
A.F.: No. Maybe not that bad. One time, though, we had a substitute in math and we were pretty rowdy.
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.