Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In the Wings: Tartuffe. Meet Jennifer Dye.

Jennifer Dye plays Mariane 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?
Jennifer Dye: I had just moved back into the area from Evansville, and I've been out of theater for a long time and was missing it. I saw that there were auditions so I tried out.

Q: Who is Mariane?
J.D.: Mariane is Orgon's daughter and she is engaged to Valère, played by Nelson Tilley. Her father tells her that she will be married to Tartuffe, so she becomes engaged in getting rid of Tartuffe.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
J.D.: They will enjoy the comic aspects of it, especially the actions. This kind of a story could happen to anyone.

Q: Have you ever conned or been conned?
J.D.: Yes on both. I used to con my mom all the time into letting me stay out late.

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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