Saturday, August 31, 2013

Announcing the cast of Frozen


Director Anne Hasselberg has announced the cast of Frozen, the first staged reading of the 2013-2014 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Bryony Lavery.

The cast includes:

Ralph - Ted Malone
Agnetha - Michelle Bonora
Nancy - Carrie Francis
Ingrid - Elizabeth Cohen
Rhona - Mimi Juliette Raue

Assistant - Henry Fosmire

Frozen will be performed Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event.

A question-and-answer session between the cast, director and audience will immediately follow the reading.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Civic Theatre on YouTube: Still Kicking


The following preview of Still Kicking, the first show of the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, has been added to the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette channel on YouTube.

Thanks to Steve Scherer for creating this video.


Still Kicking opens tonight, Friday, August 30, and runs through Saturday, September 14, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Follow #lafayettecivic on Twitter twenty minutes before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with valid college or high school IDs.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Still Kicking appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Marisa Simmons.



Marisa Simmons plays Bonnie in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Marisa Simmons: I played Bonnie in the staged reading, and enjoyed being part of this show. I wanted to be part of the MainStage production.

Q: Who is Bonnie? What is she like?
M.S.: Bonnie is a physical therapist, and enjoys the people at the retirement home. She thinks they're a little kooky.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
M.S.: I remember my grandfather saying, "Want to watch my thumb disappear?"

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Cindy Modlin Adams.



Cindy Modlin Adams plays Mrs. Garling in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Cindy Modlin Adams: I was in the staged reading of Puzzles, which was the first version of Still Kicking. I have a completely different role now.

Q: Who is Mrs. Garling? What is she like?
C.M.A.: Mrs. Garling is Lily's mother. She is used to getting her way, she is troubled and doesn't know what to do with her daughter.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
C.M.A.: One of my patients told me, "Love isn't something you can teach, but how to make love is something that can be learned."

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.


In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Thomas Losey.



Thomas Losey plays Mr. Garling in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Thomas Losey: I auditioned because I played Mr. Garling in the staged reading. I wanted to do the role again.

Q: Who is Mr. Garling? What is he like?
T.L.: Mr. Garling is Lily's father. He's in advertising. He's not the nicest of guys, he is all business-oriented and he likes things to move at a little faster pace than some things go. He's getting a divorce from Mrs. Garling, and he's trying to handle it as best he can.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
T.L.: Slow down and take days one at a time.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.


In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Charlotte Scarcelli.



Charlotte Scarcelli plays Mrs. Custenborder in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Charlotte Scarcelli: The title caught my eye. I volunteer at University Place, and the oldest gentleman I work with is 99 years old. He still gets about with a walker, no wheelchair. When I greet him every evening and say, "Hey, Tony, how are you doing?", he always says, "I'm still kicking, you've got to get out of my way."

Q: Who is Mrs. Custenborder? What is she like?
C.S.: She was the director of the civic theatre in the town of Rantoul for 37 years. Now she is a resident in this retirement community where the play is set. They allow her to direct a play, so I get to do that.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
C.S.: Be true to yourself.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Joanne Fortune.



Joanne Fortune plays Hildy in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Joanne Fortune: The reason I did this with no experience and no background whatsoever is that I saw an announcement in the newspaper that said, "Looking for women 85 and under." I thought, "I barely made the cut, but I do!" So I decided to audition. It was sort of a whim because it sounded like fun.

Q: Who is Hildy? What is she like?
J.F.: Hildy has a stutter when she speaks, so she only sings to communicate. At first I thought she was dim, but she's not. She just can't speak without stuttering.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
J.F.: Don't be afraid to try new things and experience everything you can while you can.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Friday, August 23, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Tamzin Malone.



Tamzin Malone plays Miss Fladd in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Tamzin Malone: I had participated in the staged reading and loved the play. I knew Laurie had reworked it. I knew it would be bigger and better than before, and I was hoping I could be part of it.

Q: Who is Miss Fladd? What is she like?
T.M.: She is the administrator of the retirement home. The home is her life. She isn't married, she doesn't have kids. She takes care of these people who are her family, and she's good at what she does. She doesn't take nonsense from anyone, and she's a pretty righteous babe.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
T.M.: My Great-Aunt Frances, who recently passed away at the age of 96, had an approach to life where she assumed everyone liked her. When she went into a room, she assumed everyone would like her. She said, "Well, they must. I have so many friends." When I started looking at things that way, it revolutionized my life.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Ariel Laukins.



Ariel Laukins plays Lily in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Ariel Laukins: I saw it when it was done as a staged reading and I fell in love with the character of Lily. I connect to her, I understand some of the things she's going through. I just thought it would be wonderful to work with so many people I've never worked with.

Q: Who is Lily? What is she like?
A.L.: Lily is one of the worst kids in the world. She's fifteen years old and going through a difficult time. She's acting out and has to do community service because she stole a car and ran it into a library. So she's sarcastic and awful and mean to everyone. She really doesn't want to be there.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
A.L.: Once my grandfather told me, while we were in the car, "Hold your hat and don't stand up."

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Rod Dimmick.



Rod Dimmick plays Maury Rosenblatz in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Rod Dimmick: I was looking forward to reprising my role from the staged reading of Puzzles, which now is Still Kicking.

Q: Who is Maury? What is he like?
R.D.: Maury loves his wife very much, he's Jewish, he's a bit of a grump sometimes. He's surrounded by all these women he complains about, but he's really happy that he's there. E. Linda Jeffries plays Esther, Maury's wife, and it was a lot of fun working with her last time. People thought we were really married.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
R.D.: The best piece of advice was "Keep your head on your shoulders and don't worry about what other people say. If you please yourself, you can please everyone."

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Kathleen Coffee.



Kathleen Coffee plays Emily in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Kathleen Coffee: I auditioned for it when it was a reading, although I wasn't cast then. I've been in several Chancel Players plays, and this show had a bunch of parts for old ladies so I thought I'd try it again.

Q: Who is Emily? What is she like?
K.C.: Emily is a mature Southern lady who wishes to be treated as such. She smokes medicinal cigarettes for which she has a prescription. She does not wish to go to the Big House and have to wear stripes, because she has a prescription.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Megan Riffey.



Megan Riffey plays Babs in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Megan Riffey: This was on my Bucket List for retirement, I wanted to try out for a show. I haven't been in one since high school.

Q: Who is Babs? What is she like?
M.R.: Babs is the fearless one. She's a little feisty, in a way. She's a fun character and shoots straight from the hip. She gets to do a lot of bantering back and forth with Georgia.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
M.R.: When I was raising my children, one of my neighbors said, "Oh, honey, enjoy them while they're young. When they're little they'll walk over your toes, and when they're big they'll walk over your heart."

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Marylin Howland Ross.



Marylin Howland Ross plays Verndene in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Marylin Howland Ross: There was finally a part that was the right age, and the director Larry Sommers told me, "Come on."

Q: Who is Verndene? What is she like?
M.H.R.: Verndene is a Southern lady, and is just wonderful. She's just in and out, not a very big part of the play, and she can dance.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet E. Linda Jeffries.



E. Linda Jeffries plays Esther Rosenblatz in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
E. Linda Jeffries: It's a good old ladies' show. I had done the staged reading, and I was fortunate to get the same role. I enjoy the message of the show, I think Laurie has written a very good play that incorporates many different aspects of aging and philosophies and outlooks of how people approach that.

Q: Who is Esther? What is she like?
E.L.J.: Esther is everybody's Momma. She's exactly where she wants to be, she's with her husband, she's happy as a clam and doesn't have a thing to worry about. Pretty much she takes life the way it is, she's a very positive woman. I think she enjoys her life, and it's a good one.

Q: What is the best advice you have received from an older person?
E.L.J.: My mother, who died seven years ago at the age of 97, told me never to worry about getting older because it was infinitely better than the alternative. That's reflected in Laurie's play, and it resonates for me.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Mary Anne Cecil.



Mary Anne Cecil plays Mia in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Mary Anne Cecil: I did the staged reading and really enjoyed the script. It was very good. I played Mrs. Custenboarder in the staged reading.

Q: Who is Mia? What is she like?
M.A.C.: Mia is 81 years old, she is a retired school teacher and has early-stage dementia/Alzheimer's disease. She is bitter and angry that she is where she is, that's she is in this stage of life. She is not a happy person, but I don't think she wants to be bitter and unhappy. She's fallen into that and doesn't know how to get out.

Q: What is the best advice you have received from an older person?
M.A.C.: My former husband used to say all the time, "You gotta live for now because it ain't gonna get any better." It's kind of negative, but that's how he was - he was a Vietnam vet and had a lot of issues to deal with. To live in the present, to be in the moment, to be with the people you're with at that time, and to appreciate who they are and where you are and what you're doing ... I don't agree with "it ain't gonna get any better" part, but that's what he said.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Announcing auditions: Witness for the Prosecution


Director Lori Portner has announced audition information for Witness for the Prosecution, the second show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Agatha Christie wrote the script.

Leonard Vole stands in the dock, accused of murder. His wife can prove his innocence, but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman's noose?

Auditions will be Sunday, August 25 from 4-6 p.m. and Monday, August 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, August 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School.

Actors will be asked to read from the script, which can be checked out from Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Lori is looking to cast the following:

* Twelve (12) men, ages 20s-70s
* Four (4) women, ages 20s-60s

Witness for the Prosecution will be performed Friday, October 18 through Saturday, November 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. College and high school students will valid ID can learn about Rush ticket availability before each show by following @LafayetteCivic on Twitter.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Monday, August 19, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Lee Sullivan.



Lee Sullivan plays Fran in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Lee Sullivan: Well, they needed someone who was old. Yay.

Q: Who is Fran? What is she like?
L.S.: Fran is a very sweet woman who loves everybody. She counterbalances the main old lady in the show, who is Mia, who is not so friendly.

Q: What is the best advice you have received from an older person?
L.S.: I had an eighth grade teacher who told me I should keep busy. And I've learned as I've grown older that when I'm not busy I'm not happy.

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.