Monday, August 19, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Eve Reiss.

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

Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Eve Reiss: It's been a couple years since I have done a show. I saw the audition announcement asking for people aged 60-85, and I was just turning 60. I said, "Cha-ching! That's me!"

Q: Who is Georgia? What is she like?
E.R.: Georgia is a resident at the home. She speaks her mind, but she also goes off on little tangents. She enjoys her life.

Q: What is the best advice you have received from an older person?
E.R.: My sweet mother told me, "Listen to your little voice inside rather than be emotional and jump to conclusions."

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. They can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting

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.

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