Thursday, May 3, 2012

In the Wings: Tartuffe. Meet Andrea Badger Yough.

Andrea Badger Yough plays Dorine in Tartuffe, the fifth show in the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Molière.

Question: Why did you want to be involved with Tartuffe?
Andrea Badger Yough: I enjoy theater and I was involved with another Molière show, The Miser, in college. I decided it was a good chance to get back involved with theater.

Q: Who is Dorine?
A.B.Y.: Dorine is the family maid. She makes sure that the mother and daughter of the house are taken care of. She knows everything that is going on and tries to look out for them as she directs behavior around her.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
A.B.Y.: Jeff Spanke, the director, is incorporating a lot of humor that will bring the script to life. It's been around since the 1600's, and it can be flat without adding things to it.

Q: Have you ever conned or been conned?
A.B.Y.: I've definitely been conned. A guy wearing a Buffalo Wild Wings uniform asked me for money in a parking lot; he needed two bucks for a bus, so I gave it to him. I saw him do the same thing two weeks later in the same parking lot. Jerk.

Tartuffe opens Friday, May 11 and runs through Sunday, May 27 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. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under.

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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