Friday, May 4, 2012

In the Wings: Tartuffe. Meet Rachel Thibault.

Rachel Thibault plays Elmire 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?
Rachel Thibault: I wanted to move to a bigger challenge from the roles I've had before.

Q: Who is Elmire?
R.T.: Elmire is Orgon's second wife and Madame Pernelle's daughter-in-law. I've created in my head that Orgon is her sugar daddy, so she sticks with him because he's got the dough. I've always thought that Elmire is the sane one in the family.

Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy most about the show?
R.T.: It would probably be the physical interactions between the characters.

Q: Have you ever conned or been conned?
R.T.: I'd like to plead the fifth.

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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