Olivia McClimans plays Jud in Oklahoma! the second of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2012. The music is by Richard Rodgers. The book and lyrics are by Oscar Hammerstein II. Next year Olivia will be in 4th grade at Happy Hollow Elementary School.
Question: Why did you want to be part of Oklahoma?
Olivia McClimans: I've been in the first camp, an improvisation camp, and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to be in another.
Q: What is Jud like?
O.M.: Jud is very rude, and he can barge in sometimes. He's very dirty, and he may get a little too threatening.
Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy about the show?
O.M.: The ending of the song "Oklahoma!" It shows that people can be friends, no matter what. They should all treat each other respectfully.
Q: Are you a city kid or a country kid?
O.M.: I think I'm a city kid.
Oklahoma! will run July 27-29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday shows are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person.
To order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com